UPDATE 14 MARCH 2021: Due to a ban issued by the Fire Brigade Employees Union (FBEU), there will be no Open Day activities taking place in fire stations across Sydney as well as the Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter, and Illawarra regions.

It’s no secret that kids love fire trucks. They love the lights, the siren (weee orrrr, weee orrrr) and the really large truck with its really large hoses and really large ladders. On Saturday 15 May you can blow their minds by taking them to a real fire station to clamber over real fire trucks and meet real firemen!

This annual event is put on by Fire & Rescue NSW at stations across the state to give residents a little glimpse into our fire and rescue service.

Each station runs its own event, so each is different to the other but some of the fun on offer may include taking a station tour, inspecting firefighting equipment and trucks, watching safety demonstrations, and having a go on the hose.

On a more serious note, you can also take the opportunity to speak to firefighters about fire safety in the home, including how to install and maintain smoke alarms and how to develop a home escape plan.

Please note: If you get to your station and it is closed, it may be responding to an emergency.

Image: Fire & Rescue NSW

UPDATE 14 MARCH 2021: Due to a ban issued by the Fire Brigade Employees Union (FBEU), there will be no Open Day activities taking place in fire stations across Sydney as well as the Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter and Illawarra regions. Visit the Fire & Rescue NSW website for further details.

Where: Check out our map below for the address of all participating Central Coast fire stations.
When: Saturday 15 May 2021, 10am – 2pm.

Can’t make the open day? You can still get unique insight into what it’s like to be a firefighter at Fire & Rescue NSW’s Online Open Day events which will be happening on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 May. Visit the Fire & Rescue NSW Facebook page for more info.

For more information on all events, visit the Fire & Rescue NSW website.

Thank you to all of the firefighters for putting on this fabulous day for everyone, and above all, for the work you do each and every day.

MAP: Click the marker to bring up the fire station name. Click “Get Directions” for the station’s address to pre-populate the “to” field.

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Written By: KATIE STOKES

Founder & Editor

After working in print and online media for more than a decade, Katie launched Playing in Puddles in 2017. A mum of two young boys and local of the Central Coast, Katie loves discovering and sharing all that’s happening in our region.