Letter to the editor: Fire station open day | May 19

Braidwood Fire Station will be open on Saturday May 19 from 10am to 2pm, so come along and meet your local firefighters and learn more about home fire safety and 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 or replacing smoke alarms, and preparing a home fire escape plan.

Children will be able to see the fire engines and firefighting equipment up close – always a highlight of this much-anticipated day. They’ll also be able to take home a “Brigade Kids” activity booklet, which teaches them vital fire safety lessons.

FRNSW firefighters - who are amongst the most highly trained in the world - do so much more than just fight fires. This year we are reminding people about the wide range of our capabilities. From chemical spills, car accidents and natural disasters to education, prevention and humanitarian relief, across the state, across the country and even overseas, our firefighters are prepared for anything, anywhere, anytime.

Captain Phil McGrath, Braidwood Fire Station

OPEN DAY: The firefighters at Station 236 Braidwood in 2016.

OPEN DAY: The firefighters at Station 236 Braidwood in 2016.