Every year Fire and Rescue NSW holds its annual Open Day. This is an opportunity to visit your local fire station, get up close to a fire truck and chat with local firefighters to learn more about what they do every day. This year, due to COVID-19, Fire and Rescue NSW are holding both online and in-person events.
Online Open Day
Thursday 13 & Friday 14 May 2021
Online Open Days will provide you with a unique insight into what it is like to be a firefighter. Jump online to be taken on a tour of some of the Fire and Rescue NSW stations, and find out what it is like to be a firefighter. 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. Follow them on www.facebook.com/frnsw to be part of the action.
Station Open Day
Saturday, 15 May 2021
Fire & Rescue NSW is holding its annual Open Day on Saturday 15 May 2021 from 10am – 2pm. Drop by a participating station and get up close to a fire truck. Have a chat with local firefighters to learn more about what they do every day as well as learn about household fire safety. Due to COVID-19, there are fewer participating stations.
MAY 14 UPDATE: Due to a ban issued by the Fire Brigade Employees Union (FBEU), there will be no official Open Day activities taking place in fire stations across Sydney as well as the Newcastle, Hunter, Central Coast and Illawarra regions. Only Denman, Muswellbrook and Singleton are participating as they are not in the Metropolitan area. However, some local stations have organised events.
2021 Open Day Fire Stations
Newcastle / Lake Macquarie / Hunter
Although the official NSW Fire and Rescue events have been cancelled, there are some local fire stations proceeding with Open Day events.
Fire and Rescue NSW Station 251 Cardiff is now holding their Open Day onsite. Due to a late agreement between the FBEU and the higher powers of Fire and Rescue Open Day 2021 will now be at Cardiff Fire Station. This replaces the event formerly scheduled at Macquarie Hills Little Athletics Facility (Neegulbah Park) tomorrow Saturday 15 May from 10am till 2pm. Instead, the event will go ahead at Cardiff Fire Station between 10am and 2pm. There will be a variety of fire safety demonstrations as well as the opportunity to explore a real working fire station and the fire trucks within. Cardiff Rotary will be there operating their Charity BBQ. Sausage sandwiches will be $3 and cans of soft drink $2. A full Covid Safety plan will be in place and guidelines will be followed. All money raised will go ahead towards local community projects.
Fire and Rescue NSW Station 377 Minmi will be open for Open Day on Saturday 15 May. Wallsend-Maryland Rotary. will be cooking a BBQ. Come and learn about home fire safety and meet your local firefighters.
Fire & Rescue NSW Station 455 Rutherford is open for Open Day from 10am to 2pm.
Fire And Rescue NSW Station 454 Tarro will have their engine bay doors tomorrow from 10am till 2pm! They will have a sausage sizzle thanks to 2322 MEN’S SHED and coffee from Big Ben’s Mobile Cafe Food and coffee will be for sale out the front of the station so please come support your local organisations and businesses! The ex Mortdale pumper will be on display also.
Fire and Rescue NSW Station 484 Wallsend is open for Open Day on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
Fire and Rescue NSW Station 485 Wangi Wangi is open for Open Day on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Wangi Men’s Shed will be holding a BBQ with all proceeds going to the Men’s Shed.
NOTE: Until events are officially confirmed by individual stations, we will not be including them due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Fire Station Open Day.
We’re reluctant to send people to fire stations that may or may not be open. Any incorrect information and we’ll cop abuse.If there are other local fire stations holding events tomorrow, please let us know with a link to the event and we’ll add it to the list.Thanks for your patience and understanding. We know there are lots of different information and updates around this event.- Newy with Kids
- Denman – Still participating in Open Day as not classified in Metropolitan area
- Muswellbrook – Still participating in Open Day as not classified in Metropolitan area
- Singleton – Still participating in Open Day as not classified in Metropolitan area
For more information or to double-check that your local fire station is open, visit https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/
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