Firefighters are encouraging people to visit their local fire station for the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) annual Open Day on Saturday, May 20.
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Fire stations across NSW will be open from 10am to 2pm and families are encouraged to come along and meet their local firefighters.
Cowra Station Captain, Chris Murray, said a range of free activities will be on offer, including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and fire safety presentations.
“Children will be able to see the fire engines and firefighting equipment up close – always a highlight of the day,” he said.
“They will also be able to take home a “Brigade Kids” activity booklet, which teaches them vital fire safety lessons.”
Captain Murray said FRNSW is this year focusing on fire prevention in the kitchen.
“Almost half of all house fires start in the kitchen,” he said.
“Regrettably, hundreds of injuries occur every year from cooking-related fires, and people have lost their lives as a result.”
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