Station open tomorrow

May 19, 2017

Deniliquin Fire and Rescue captain Martin Smith, Alex Romanin and Tom Beames.

Many youngsters dream of becoming a firefighter, and Deniliquin’s Fire and Rescue station open day offers them a look at our local emergency services personnel at work.

The station opens its doors to the community tomorrow from 10am to 2pm and will feature a range of free activities, including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and fire safety presentations.

Deniliquin Fire and Rescue Captain Martin Smith said firefighters will be on hand to give advice on installing smoke alarms, changing smoke alarm batteries and preparing a home fire escape plan.

‘‘We will also have rescue equipment, fully encapsulated suits, a pumper, tanker and an old Bedford fire truck on display,’’ Capt Smith said.

Another highlight will be the use of a kitchen fire simulator — a live fire demonstration highlighting the importance of winter fire safety in the kitchen. However, the demonstration is dependent on weather conditions, Capt Smith said.

‘‘The open day is a great way to get the community involved with Fire and Rescue,’’ he said.

With 60 per cent of all house fires occurring in winter, the open day is an opportunity to talk to the experts.

‘‘Children and adults are all welcome to attend, and firefighters will be here to answer any questions.’’

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