Open day at fire station

24-04-2020 by admin

Local firefighters are encouraging people to visit Parkes Fire Station for the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) annual Open Day this Saturday, 21 May.

Parkes Fire Station will be open from 10am to 2pm and families are encouraged to come along and meet their local firefighters and learn more about fire prevention.

A range of free activities will be on offer, including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and fire safety presentations.

Firefighters will also be able to provide advice on installing smoke alarms,changing smoke alarm batteries and preparing a home fire escape plan.

Children will be able to see fire engines and firefighting equipment up close, which is always one of the highlights of this much anticipated day.

For the first time, FRNSW is this year partnering with LEGO City to spread the fire safety message on Fire Station Open Day.

The partnership will see a new Brigade Kids activity booklet and LEGO City minifigures available for open day visitors.

“With May being the 10th anniversary of the introduction of smoke alarm legislation, open day is a timely opportunity to talk to the experts about replacing your smoke alarm,” Station Commander Craig Gibson said.

“Given that not all smoke alarms last beyond 10 years, this year we’re encouraging residents to replace their outdated alarms with the latest photoelectric smoke alarms, which provide earlier detection and fewer false alarms.

“Why not come along to Parkes Fire Station on Open Day and and talk to us about how you can reduce the risk of fire destroying your life,” Station Commander Gibson said.

Natalie Curr, Brand Manager for LEGO Australia said “LEGO City is based on everyday heroes such as firefighters, allowing children to build and role play. This partnership with Fire & Rescue NSW is the perfect opportunity for LEGO City support the real life heroes in our community.”

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