NSW Fire and Rescue Open Day 11 May 2024 10 am to 2 pm

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) does not hold an open day, but you can meet some of their crew at the Crows Nest fire station.  You can read more about our Lane Cove 061 Crew here.

Participating NSW Fire and Rescue Stations

Please note NSW Fire and Rescue has not confirmed all the Fire Stations that are open, but the fire stations below are usually open.  Check out the  Fire and Rescue NSW Open Day  Page to double-check which stations will be open as last-minute changes do occur.

The closest fire stations are:

CROWS NEST Fire Station

99 Shirley Road,
Crows Nest NSW 2065


53 Laurel Street,
Willoughby NSW 2068


7a Pittwater Road,
Gladesville NSW 2111

DRUMMOYNE Fire Station
9 – 35 Lyons Road,
Drummoyne NSW 2047

RYDE Fire Station

16 – 218 Blaxland Road,
Ryde NSW 2112

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.

Last year ITC grabbed a photo of the 061 Crew, and they told us they would be at the Crows Nest Fire Station and will be at Crows Nest again.

Fire Crews are always a popular post on ITC.  We posted this picture in 2015 and you can see by the number of likes and comments, that locals appreciate our Lane Cove Fire Crew.


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