Fire trucks up close

COFFS Harbour Fire captain David Spagnolo said the interest people showed in yesterday's NSW Fire Brigade's Open Day was impressive.

"People really responded to the offer to see a fire engine up close and have a talk about fire safety," Mr Spagnolo said.

"It was terrific for us to be able to get the message out."

Mr Spagnolo said as well as families, quite a few young people had made enquiries about careers in the fire brigade.

"As someone who's been doing it for 28 years, I'd recommend it to anyone."

The Open Day was state-wide and provided a timely opportunity to talk about winter fire safety.

Station commander Nat La Macchia said winter was the peak time for house fires and raising awareness was very important.

Fire crews gave fire safety demonstrations and also offered advice on smoke alarm installation, preparing a home escape and other safety tips.


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