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Firefighters will open the doors to hundreds of fire stations across NSW on Saturday, 18 May for the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Open Day, inviting people to learn more about Australia’s largest urban fire and rescue service.

An open day will be held on Saturday May 18 from 10am till 2pm at Apex Park for the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW).

Firefighters will be providing advice on installing smoke alarms and preparing a home fire-safety plan as well as holding firefighting demonstrations, station tours, and other free activities.

Children will get to see the fire engines and equipment along with a take-home fire- safety booklet.

FRNSW is calling community-minded people to join the retained (on-call) firefighter ranks at Byron Bay Fire Station. 

Retained firefighters are on call from anywhere to respond to fires and other emergencies. There are currently three vacancies for retained firefighters at Byron Fire Station.

‘Regional fire stations cannot survive without people in the community putting their hands up to become firefighters,’ says deputy captain Matt Crisp. 

‘Training includes advanced first aid, heavy vehicle driving, and how to deal with emergencies such as fires, road accidents, and hazardous material spills.’

Open Day

Other fire stations to open their doors locally – at the same time – include Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay. Bangalow will open May 19. 

In Mullum, the day will include a door entry and rescue demonstration at 11am, a car rescue demonstration at 12pm, ongoing fire station tours, and the chance to inspect firefighting equipment and trucks used by firefighters when responding to fires and other emergencies.

An information night will be held at Byron Bay Fire Station on Tuesday May 21 at 6.45pm.

For more information, contact Zone Office on 6681 1847 or visit Fire NSW.

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