Fire & Rescue NSW is holding its annual Open Day on Saturday 18 May 2019 from 10am – 2pm. This is your opportunity to hop in a fire truck and chat with local firefighters to learn more about what they do every day. (Fire & Rescue NSW is Australia’s busiest fire and rescue service).

There will be safety demonstrations, fire station tours and the chance to inspect firefighting equipment and trucks used by firefighters when responding to fires and other emergencies.

It’s a fun event for families. You can climb in the fire trucks, try on safety gear and meet the local men and women who serve as permanent and retained fire fighters. It’s a fantastic event and we highly recommend it.

The following Newcastle and Hunter stations are confirmed as participating in Open Day 2019 (if they’re not responding to fires or other emergencies).

  • Abermain
  • Bellbird
  • Branxton Greta
  • Cardiff
  • Carrington
  • Cessnock
  • Dungog
  • Holmesville
  • Kurri Kurri
  • Lambton
  • Mayfield West
  • Maitland
  • Merewether
  • Minmi
  • Morisset
  • Morpeth
  • Muswellbrook
  • Newcastle
  • Raymond Terrace
  • Rutherford
  • Salamander Bay
  • Singleton
  • Stockton
  • Swansea
  • Tarro
  • Teralba
  • Tingira Heights
  • Toronto
  • Wallsend
  • Wangi Wangi

Please note that some fire stations will be closed for Open Day or participating at a neighbouring fire station. Also, due to a call out, you may get to your fire station on Open Day and find that it’s closed while responding to an emergency. The station officers will leave a note on the door if this happens, to let you know.

For more information or to double-check that your local fire station is open, visit

My favourite firefighter, Mr Newy with Kids