The Port’s Fire and Rescue NSW stations will be open to the public to drop in to, grab a sausage sandwich and chat with a firefighter on Saturday.
Raymond Terrace and Salamander Bay fire stations will be open to the community between 10am and 2pm on May 20 for FRNSW’s annual open day.
Families are encouraged to head along, meet the firefighters in their community and learn more about fire prevention.
This year, FRNSW is focusing on fire prevention in the kitchen, urging people to “keep looking when cooking”.
“Almost half of house fires start in the kitchen, usually when people fail to keep an eye on the stovetop,” Captain Dennis Peters, station commander at Raymond Terrace, said.
“With winter coming, the open day is a great opportunity to talk with the community about replacing smoke alarms.”
A range of free activities will be on offer at the two stations on Saturday, including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and fire safety presentations.
Children will be able to see the fire engines and firefighting equipment up close, and take home a Brigade Kids activity booklet.
Members of the Raymond Terrace brigade have also been working on something extra special for children – and the young at heart – to enjoy on Saturday.
The surprise will make people feel like they are a firefighter, too.
The Raymond Terrace fire station is located on Leisure Way, near the swimming pool.
Salamander Bay fire station can be found on Salamander Way, opposite the Tomaree swimming complex.