Fire stations around the city will throw open their doors this Saturday for the Fire and Rescue NSW Open Day.
Maitland, Rutherford and Morpeth stations will all take part in the open day, which is aimed at helping people learn more about FRNSW, Australia's largest urban fire and rescue service.
The stations will be open from 10am to 2pm, delivering a range of free activities including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and safety presentations.
Families can also see fire trucks and equipment up close and chat to local firefighters about the critical work they do to keep communities safe.
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FRNSW Commissioner, Paul Baxter said the open day was an opportunity to show people that FRNSW firefighters do so much more than fight fires.
"Our firefighters do fight fires and save people from burning buildings, but our mission and our capabilities extend far beyond fire response," he said.
"From road crashes, hazardous material incidents and natural disasters to urban search and rescue and humanitarian relief, our firefighters are prepared for anything and ready to help anyone, anytime, anywhere."
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Commissioner Baxter said the day was also a great time to talk to the experts about home fire safety in the lead up to winter.
"We see a 10 per cent increase in the number of home fires during the winter months, with more fires starting in bedrooms and loungerooms due to things like heaters and electric blankets," he said.
For more information about the open day, visit: www.fire.nsw.gov.au/openday.