Harden Fire Station will open its doors to the community on Saturday, May 18, from 10am to 2pm, inviting people to learn more about our fire and rescue service. (FRNSW)
Families can see fire trucks and firefighting and rescue equipment up close and chat to local firefighters about the critical work they do to keep communities safe.
FRNSW Commissioner, Paul Baxter said Open Day was an opportunity to show people that FRNSW firefighters do so much more than fight fires.
"Our firefighters do fight fires and save people from burning buildings, but our mission and our capabilities extend far beyond fire response," Commissioner Baxter said. "From road crashes and natural disasters to urban search and rescue, our firefighters are prepared for anything and ready to help anyone, anytime, anywhere."
Commissioner Baxter said Open Day was also a great time to talk to the experts about home fire safety in the lead up to winter.
"We see a 10% increase in the number of home fires during the winter months, with more fires starting in bedrooms and lounge rooms due to things like heaters and electric blankets," Commissioner Baxter said. "Come and meet the team that's prepared for anything on Open Day and learn how to keep your family safe from fire and other emergencies."