Moree Fire Station open day on this Saturday

OPEN DAY: Moree firefighters Adam James and Warren Clark encourage the community to come along this Saturday to find out more about what they do.
OPEN DAY: Moree firefighters Adam James and Warren Clark encourage the community to come along this Saturday to find out more about what they do.

The doors to Moree Fire Station will be open to the community this Saturday, May 18 as part of Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW)'s annual open day.

The open day provides an opportunity for the community to learn more about Australia's largest urban fire and rescue service.

Moree 381 Fire Station will be open from 10am to 2pm with a range of free activities including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and safety presentations.

Families can also see the fire trucks and firefighting and rescue equipment up close and chat to local firefighters about the critical work they do to keep communities safe.

Qualified fire fighter Warren Clark said open day was an opportunity to show people that FRNSW firefighters do so much more than fight fires.

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"We do fight fires and save people from burning buildings, but our mission and our capabilities extend far beyond fire response," he said.

"From road crashes, hazardous material incidents and natural disasters to urban search and rescue and humanitarian relief, our firefighters are prepared for anything and ready to help anyone, anytime, anywhere."

Local firies will be handing out goodie bags for the kids, which includes their very own helmet, at the open day this Saturday.

Local firies will be handing out goodie bags for the kids, which includes their very own helmet, at the open day this Saturday.

Mr Clark said the day is also a great time to talk to the experts about home fire safety in the lead up to winter.

"We see a 10 per cent increase in the number of home fires during the winter months, with more fires starting in bedrooms and loungerooms due to things like heaters and electric blankets," he 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."

For more information on FRNSW Open Day visit: www.fire.nsw.gov.au/openday or go to the Fire and Rescue NSW 381 Station Moree Facebook page.