Melinda Pavey is encouraging people to take the opportunity of the Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Open Day this Saturday to meet local firefighters and learn about fire prevention.
“FRNSW is throwing open fire station doors across the state between 10am and 2pm, and it’s a great opportunity for people of all ages to come along and meet our local firefighters,” Mrs Pavey said.
“Children will be able to climb aboard a fire engine, see firefighting equipment up close and take home an educational Brigade Kids activity booklet.
“Its also a good opportunity to seek advice about fire prevention, installing or replacing smoke alarms and preparing a home fire escape plan.”
Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said this open day, FRNSW was focusing on fire prevention in the kitchen, urging people to ‘Keep Looking When Cooking’ and avoid a potentially fatal cooking-related fire injury.
“With winter coming, it’s important FRNSW works with the community to remind us all that almost half of all home fires start in the kitchen, usually when people get distracted and things burn on the stovetop,” Mr Grant said.
For details on participating fire stations visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au