NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers from across the Far South Coast will throw open the doors to their fire stations on Saturday for the annual RFS Open Day.
People will be able to meet their local volunteer firefighters and get an insight into the range of activities undertaken by the dedicated volunteers.
Brigades will also be able to help provide a range of educational material, which will assist people in making the best decisions for their families’ survival.
Superintendent John Cullen said this year’s open day marks the start of Bush Fire Awareness Week, which aims to raise awareness of the risks of bush fires and the best ways to protect yourself, your families and properties from fire.
"The NSW RFS Open Day is a fun and interesting day out for families and for the volunteers, who enjoy opening up their station and showing the local community what they do,” Superintendent Cullen said.
“It’s a great opportunity for the community to discover more about the role volunteers play at all types of emergencies, talk to firefighters and see their specialised equipment.
“For children and adults alike, it’s also a chance to learn valuable skills on how to protect against bush and grass fires.
“People will also be able to talk to our members about they can join the NSW RFS and be part of a team helping support their local community.
“I’d encourage all local residents to come along on Saturday, join in the fun and thank our NSW RFS volunteers for the invaluable work they do,” Superintendent Cullen said.
THE following NSW RFS brigade stations in the Far South Coast District will be welcoming visitors in Saturday’s open day:
* Broulee 10am until 2pm
* Central Tilba 10am until 2pm
* Cobargo 10am until 2pm
* Long Beach 10am until 2pm
* Malua Bay 10am until 2pm
* Pambula 10am until 2pm
* Quaama 11am until 2pm
* Surfbeach 9am until 2pm
* Tathra 11am until 2pm