Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott and Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Greg Mullins encourage people to visit their local fire stations for the FRNSW annual Open Day this Saturday 21 May.

Fire Stations will be open from 10am to 2pm. Families can come along and meet their local firefighters and learn more about smoke alarms and fire prevention.

There will be a range of free activities, including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and fire safety presentations. Firefighters will also be able to provide advice on installing smoke alarms and preparing a home fire escape plan.

Minister Elliott said, “This Saturday most Fire & Rescue NSW fire stations across NSW will open their doors so big kids and little kids can check out the fire truck and learn about home fire safety from the experts – firefighters.”

This month marks 10 years since the introduction of smoke alarm legislation so it’s a good time to come along to Fire Station Open Day and ask your local firefighters about replacing your outdated alarms with newer photoelectric smoke alarms that provide earlier detection and fewer false alarms.

For details on participating fire stations visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au