Station opens up to the public

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Firefighter Charles Antonivich demonstrates the dangers of kitchen fires at last year's open day.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Firefighter Charles Antonivich demonstrates the dangers of kitchen fires at last year's open day.

Dubbo residents will get a rare glimpse into the world of fire and rescue when Dubbo Fire Station opens up to the community on Saturday.

Fire and Rescue NSW is throwing open the doors, giving communities a chance to check out the fire trucks, stations and meet their local firefighters.

The open day will be held from 10am to 2pm, with a range of free activities and educational experiences for everyone.

FRNSW Commissioner said the community will have an opportunity to learn more about the vital work carried out by firefighters.

“Our firefighters are among the most highly trained in the world and have a very wide range of capabilities,” he said.

“The job involves so much more than firefighting whether it is across the state, across the country, deployments overseas or supporting other emergency services agencies.

Children will be well catered for with the Brigade Kids activity booklet and, in some areas, replica firefighter helmets. More details can be found at www.fire.nsw.gov.au.