Visit a Fire Station Virtually for Fire and Rescue NSW Open Day 2020

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Every year Fire and Rescue NSW holds its annual Open Day. This is an opportunity to visit your local fire station, hop in a fire truck and chat with local firefighters to learn more about what they do every day. However, this year, due to COVID-19, Fire and Rescue NSW has had to suspend this event to abide by social distancing measures. As a result of these measures, this year, Open Day 2020 will be moving online and running for a whole week. From Saturday 16 May to Friday 22 May, you can follow Fire and Rescue NSW on Facebook for all updates and live streams.

NSW Fire Rescue Open Day

During this week, Fire and Rescue NSW will be live streaming from fire stations across New South Wales giving station tours, safety advice and answering any burning questions you might have.

Viewers at home will get a glimpse into Australia’s busiest fire and rescue service. They will have the opportunity to see fire trucks up close and send through questions to firefighters to learn more about what they do every day.

NSW Fire Rescue Open Day

With more of us home than ever, it’s a great time to listen 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 you can quickly and safely escape in the event of a fire.

NSW Fire Rescue Open Day

Here is the schedule:

Saturday 16 May

  • 10am – Video: Launch of Open Day in your home
  • 10am – More than fire
  • 11am – Live: Facebook Q+A session
  • 2pm – TikTok: Escape Plan
  • 3pm – Video: How to be safe around heaters

Monday 18 May

  • 9:30am – Ride along with the City of Sydney Fire Station
  • 10am – Live: Road Crash Rescue demonstration
  • 11am – Live: Facebook Q+A session
  • 2pm – Video: Keep looking when cooking
  • 3pm – TikTok: Can you get dressed as quickly as a firefighter

Tuesday 19 May

  • 10am – Live: Urban Search and Rescue demonstration
  • 11am- Live: Facebook Q+A session
  • 12pm – Competition: Aboriginal Art colouring
  • 2pm – Video: Aboriginal fire safety
  • 5pm – Video: Never smoke in bed

Wednesday 20 May

  • 10am – Live: Remote Piloted Aircraft System Demonstration
  • 11am – Live: Facebook Q+A session
  • 12pm – Video: smoke alarms
  • 2pm – Video: Children’s fire safety
  • 5pm – Competition: Colouring in

Thursday 21 May

  • 10am – Live: Accelerant Detection Dog Demonstration
  • 11am – Live: Facebook Q+A session with Arabic translator available
  • 1pm Live: Facebook Q+A session with Chinese translator available
  • 2pm – Competition: #KeepLookingWhenCooking
  • 3pm – Video: Fire Safety for culturally diverse communities
  • 5pm – Video: Outdoor heater safety

Friday 22 May

  • 10am – Live: Aerial Truck Demonstration
  • 11am – Live: Facebook Q+A session
  • 2pm – Competition: #PlanYourEscape
  • 3pm – Video: Maggie’s Story
  • 4pm – Get Ready for Winter Fire Safety Weekend
  • 5pm – Video: Get ready for winter

Although it’s not the same as being there in person, it’s the next best thing. For more information, visit the Fire and Rescue NSW website.

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