Learn to be fire smart sunday

EXPERIENCE the thrill of a shrilling siren and learn how you can be fire safe on Sunday.

That's when NSW Fire Brigades will stage its annual open day, with fire stations across the Coffs Coast ready to throw open their doors to the community.

Stations will open from 10am to 2pm when you can learn about the many different roles of a firefighter - from fighting fires to responding to emergencies such as rescues, chemical spills and gas leaks.

With the onset of winter, Coffs Harbour Fire Station commander Mark Rose said the open day would give residents the chance to talk to the experts in home fire safety.

“This is the one day of the year when you can catch a personal glimpse into Australia's largest urban fire and rescue service and learn more about increased risks of house fires in the winter months - the peak time of year for fires in the home,” Mr Rose said.

You will also get advice on installing smoke alarms, preparing a home escape plan and other fire safety tips.

For more details, contact your nearest fire station, or visit www.

fire.nsw.gov.au.



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