Visit fire heroes in your community

May 18, 2016
Local firefighters are encouraging people to visit the Corowa Fire Station for the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) annual open day on Saturday, May 21.
The Corowa Fire Station will be open from 10am to 2pm and families are encouraged to come along and meet their local firefighters and learn more about fire prevention.

A range of free activities will be on offer, including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and fire safety presentations.

Firefighters will also be able to provide advice on installing smoke alarms, changing smoke alarm batteries and preparing a home fire escape plan.

Children will be able to see fire engines and firefighting equipment up close, which is always one of the highlights of this much-anticipated day.

For the first time, FRNSW is this year partnering with LEGO City to spread the fire safety message on Fire Station Open Day.

The partnership will see a new Brigade Kids activity booklet and LEGO City minifigures available for open day visitors.

Station Commander of NSW Fire and Rescue Station 268 Lindsay Bush said with May being the tenth anniversary of the introduction of smoke alarm legislation, open day is a timely opportunity to talk to experts about replacing your smoke alarms.

“Given that not all smoke alarms last beyond 10 years, this year we’re encouraging residents to replace their outdated alarms with the latest photoelectric smoke alarms, which provide earlier detention and fewer false alarms,” Commander Bush said.

“Why not come along to Corowa Fire Station on open day and come and talk to us about how you can reduce the risk of fire destroying your life.”

Brand Manager for LEGO Australia Natalie Curr said LEGO City is based on everyday heroes such as firefighters, allowing children to build and role play.

“This partnership with Fire and Rescue NSW is the perfect opportunity for LEGO City to support the real life heroes in our community.”
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