Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith is encouraging people to take the opportunity of the Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Open Day on Saturday, 20 May 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,” Stuart Ayres 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.
“For the grown-ups, it’s a good opportunity to speak with the professionals to find out more about fire prevention, get advice on installing or replacing smoke alarms and preparing a home fire escape plan.”
Local stations open for Open Day include Penrith Fire Station, Cranebrook Fire Station and Glenbrook Fire Station.
Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said this open day, FRNSW is 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 leave things to burn on the stovetop,” Mr Grant said.
“I hope the community takes the time this FRNSW Open Day to visit a local station to meet the hardworking men and women who selflessly respond to all manner of emergencies and learn from the experts about home fire safety.”
For further details on participating fire stations visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au