The very popular NSW Fire and Rescue Open Day is on again this year. 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.
We took Miss ITC many 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).
The Lane Cove Fire Station (situated in Artarmon) is not holding an open day but you can meet some of their crew at the Crows Nest fire station.
The closest fire stations are:
99 Shirley Road,
Crows Nest NSW 2065
53 Laurel Street,
Willoughby NSW 2068
If your kids love fire trucks, this is a must-do event.
In 2019, ITC spent a day with the Lane Cove fire crew and it was a real eye-opener – read more here.
We regularly see the Lane Cove firefighters in Lane Cove – this was one of our most shared and commented on photos (taken a few years ago)
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