Have you ever wanted to have a look inside a working fire station?
This Saturday (May 19) you get the chance with the annual Fire and Rescue NSW open day.
Both the Berry and Nowra fire stations will be opened to the public from 10am to 2pm.
The Berry station is located at 26 Princes Alfred Street, while the Nowra station, which will also include members of the Shoalhaven FRNSW brigade, is at 69 Bridge Road.
Families can go along and meet their 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, which is 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.
Berry retained firefighter Luke Bramley said FRNSW firefighters are among the most highly trained in the world and do so much more than just fight fires.
“This year we are reminding people about the wide range of our capabilities,” he said.
“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.”
Nowra captain John Dun said it was a great opportunity for the public to meet and talk to their local firies.
“It is also a great chance to find out about making homes fire-safe ahead of winter,” he said.
“And also about the many things members do in the community.”