Armidale fire station throws doors open as part of annual statewide open day

DOORS OPEN: Armidale fire station officer Steve McWhirter is encouraging community members to visit the Barney Street station on Saturday from 10am-2pm, as part of FRNSW's annual open day.
DOORS OPEN: Armidale fire station officer Steve McWhirter is encouraging community members to visit the Barney Street station on Saturday from 10am-2pm, as part of FRNSW's annual open day.

Armidale fire station is throwing open its doors as part of the annual Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) open day on Saturday. 

Station officer Steve McWhirter said the Barney Street station would be among hundreds of other fire stations across the state open for visitors.

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“It’s a chance for people to come along and see what we do here and meet the firefighters,” he said. 

“This year we are reminding people about the wide range of our capabilities.

“From chemical spills, car accidents and natural disasters to education, prevention and humanitarian relief, across the state, across the country and even overseas, our firefighters are prepared for anything, anywhere, anytime.

“There will be demonstrations with the trucks open and equipment on display.” 

The day will include a wide range of activities including tours, demonstrations and fire safety presentations.

The open day event at Armidale fire station on Barney Street will run from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, so pop in along and see witness first-hand the broad range of skills and equipment.