It was a chance for Bermagui Marine Rescue to show the community how they operate and what they can do on Sunday, October 6.
It was a busy day for volunteers who answered stacks of questions during their very first open day.
"Most of what we do is hidden from the public," Ms Parfitt said.
"It was great to give people a chance to see how the equipment is used in the radio room and to meet some of our volunteers," she said.
Children were enthused by the inflatable life raft and its supplies inside.
Volunteers gave talks onboard the BG30, where small fingers easily found a button to sound the horn.
The Wallaga Lake-Bermagui Men's Shed supplied a tasty sausage sizzle and donated all proceeds to Bermagui Marine Rescue.
In the radio room, unit commander Caron Parfitt was thrilled to show off the new equipment.
Since the recent upgrade, the general radio VHF signal range now covers the coastline to Eden and beyond.
Ms Parfitt said the crew had been busy out on the water testing equipment.
"We can receive a signal from 20-30 nautical miles easy," Ms Parfitt said.
"There are no black spots between Bermagui and Tathra, which we are so excited about."