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 18 May you can blow their minds by taking them to a real fire station to clamber over real fire trucks and meet real firemen!

Where: Check out our map below for the address of all participating Central Coast fire stations.

When: Saturday 18 May 2019

Time: 10am to 2pm

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.

We contacted a couple of local stations to find out what they have planned:

Kariong Fire Station will have a car accident rescue demonstration, the trucks will be open for kids (and adults) to climb in and “drive”. Plus they’ll be cranking out the sausage sangas.

Bateau Bay Fire Station will be going the whole nine yards. They’ll be handing out show bags with colouring in books, fire-fighter helmets and LEGO toys that have a fire-safety message. All the fire-fighter protective gear will be on display for kids to check out plus there will be two fire trucks open to be crawled over and “driven”. Hungry? They’ll have the barbie fired up too.

At The Entrance Fire Station kids can have a go on the hose and take a tour of the fire truck. Plus, a few of the firemen will be on the tongs running a complimentary BBQ. The rural fire service from Berkeley Vale will be there too.

There will be a kitchen fire simulator on display at Doyalson Fire Station. The trucks will be open and hoses will be out for a spray.

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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