The very popular NSW Fire and Rescue Open Day is on again this year. So put the 20th May 2017 in your diary. Kids love visiting their local fire station.
The day is jam-packed with events. You can watch firefighting demonstrations, climb aboard a fire truck, find out about fire safety and meet the firefighters who make it happen.
Your kids will see the fire truck ladder in operation and have the chance to explore the whole fire station. The kids can check out the equipment, see the fire station’s pole and put on some safety gear.
Visitors can also speak to firefighters first-hand about fire safety in the home, including how to install and maintain smoke alarms and how to develop a home escape plan to ensure they can quickly and safely escape a fire.
It is a huge event across NSW with more than 80,000 people attending Open Day at their local fire station. The Lane Cove Fire Station (which is located in Artarmon) does not have an outside area, so the nearest fire station open day will be at the Crows Nest Fire Station on Shirley Road.
We took Miss ITC a few years ago and even got to see a fire truck leaving the fire station to attend to a fire emergency. It is pretty exciting seeing the firefighters spring into action and depart (we later found out it was a false alarm).
There is also a snag sizzle for charity (you feel safe having a bbq in a Fire Station).
If your kids love fire trucks, this is a must do event.
We regularly see the Lane Cove firefighters in Lane Cove – this was one of our most shared and commented on photos ever (you might see them at the open day).
Address: Crows Nest Fire Station 99 Shirley Road Crows Nest
Date: 20 May 10 am to 2 pm
Cost: Free (but bring some gold coins along for the charity snag sizzle)
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