Helensburgh and Otford Rural Fire Brigades invite the local community to watch firefighters in action, see how your local Rural Fire Station works and meet your local volunteers at the annual NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Open Day on Saturday 28 September.
“Once a year the Rural Fire Service puts on an open day and encourages local brigades to open their doors to the community.” said Troy Gersback, Brigade Community Safety Officer at Helensburgh RFS, “We’re going to be putting on a few demonstrations as well as putting a strong focus on the volunteers – we want the community to get to know us, who we are.”
Helensburgh Rural Fire Brigade, located on the corner of Parkes and Collins Streets, will open their doors to the community between 10:00am–3:00pm. An interactive event, Open Day provides an excellent opportunity for local residents, both young and old, to come along to explore brigade fire trucks, learn about and use firefighting equipment, discover the history of the brigade and bush fires in the area, and watch demonstrations conducted by local firefighters.
Open Day will also give you a chance to learn valuable skills and collect information on how to protect yourself, your family and your home from bush fire, and learn what the PREPARE. ACT. SURVIVE. message means for the local community.
“Our members are part of the local community. I’d encourage all local residents to come along to meet your volunteers, and thank them for the invaluable work they do for the community in a diverse range of emergencies,” said Captain Aaron West.
Open Day coincides with the start of Bush Fire Awareness Week, which aims to raise awareness of the risks associated with bush and grass fires and the best ways to protect you, your family and property from fire this summer.
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