The community gathered from far and wide for the annual Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) open day, held at the Forster fire station on Saturday.
The station threw open its doors, along with hundreds of other fire stations across the State, to invite the community to experience life as a fire and rescue worker.
Firefighter, Tim Croker said 350-400 people attended the event.
“We had a vehicle rescue demo where we cut up a car, and a sausage sizzle as well, but ran out of sausages by 12pm. We will make sure next we have a lot more next year,” he said.
The Forster fire station released a comment on Facebook, which stated the day was a fantastic success.
“There were plenty of smiling kids of all ages who enjoyed getting up close to our fire trucks, asking lots of good questions and learning a thing or two from our firefighters. And, as always, our rescue demonstration had a lot of interest. A big shout out to everyone that stopped by to make our open day a great success. We’ll be doing it all again in 12 months time,” the comment read.
The open day gave communities a chance to check out the fire trucks and stations, get home fire safety tips and to meet their local firefighters.
The event ran from 10am-2pm, with many witnessing first-hand the broad range of skills and equipment used to assist our local firies.
The fire station is prepared for anything and helps anyone, anywhere, anytime.
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