26 September 2023

Firefighters turn heat on Open Week

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Hundreds of fire stations across the State have digitally opened their doors to the community for Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Open Week this week, inviting people to learn more about how to stay safe this winter.

Deputy Commissioner of FRNSW Jeremy Fewtrell said the Open Week offered a great opportunity to show the public what goes on behind closed fire doors.

Deputy Commissioner Fewtrell said FRNSW had aligned their Open Week to the Get Ready for Winter Campaign, which was the perfect time for communities to get in touch with their local firefighters and discuss home fire safety.

“This Open Day our firefighters will walk you through how to check your smoke alarms and help you come up with a fire escape plan via Facebook live,” Deputy Commissioner Fewtrell said.

“Don’t put your family at risk this winter, check that all your appliances are switched off and ensure that open fires have been fully extinguished,” he said.

“If we all do our bit to minimise the risks in our home, we can all stay safer together.”

Deputy Commissioner Fewtrell said winter was the time FRNSW saw an increase in residential house fire related fatalities, so it was important residents remembered to be careful when using heaters, fireplaces, and electric blankets this winter.

He said FRNSW Open Week is on until 23 May.

Further information on FRNSW Open Week can be accessed on Facebook at this PS News link.

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