Upper Hunter stations ready to host Fire & Rescue NSW annual Open Day

FIREFIGHTERS from throughout the region are gearing up to host the annual Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Open Day this weekend.

The doors will be thrown open to hundreds of people, from 10am until 2pm on Saturday, giving communities a chance to check out the fire trucks and stations, receive home fire safety tips and to meet their local firefighters.

“This is a great opportunity for residents to visit fire stations within the electorate and have a chat with firefighters, as well as inspect the trucks and equipment, which is always popular with the kids,” Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen said.

“I would strongly encourage people to not only learn more about fire and rescue, but also to show their support of our local firefighters.”

Denman Fire & Rescue NSW Station 283 is keen to join the celebrations.

“Come and visit us this Saturday,” Captain Gavin Bray said.

“Explore our station, including the old Garford, and training facilities, while the kids can dress up in firefighting gear, spray the hoses, go in a blacked out building with our thermal imaging gear, and witness demonstrations of road crash rescue techniques performed by our ARRO (Australasian road crash rescue) team.

“Plus, enjoy a free sausage sizzle for lunch.”

The stations participating:

Muswellbrook - Market Street, Muswellbrook

Aberdeen - 20 Moray Street, Aberdeen

Scone - 104 Kingdon Street, Scone

Denman - Rosemount Street, Denman

Singleton - 1A Pitt Street, Singleton

Murrurundi - 44 Mayne Street, Murrurundi 

Merriwa - Bettington Street, Merriwa

For more details on which fire stations will be involved in Open Day, visit https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/openday