Fire and Rescue Services NSW opened their doors on Saturday, May 21 to let the public have a peep inside local stations and not surprisingly there was no shortage of young faces wanting to try the seats in the fire trucks.
At the Merimbula Station there was a demonstration of how the crews cut their way into a car that has been involved in an accident as well as the chance to climb inside the fire truck.
Merimbula fire officer, Bryan Motbey said the station had been really busy all morning with maybe 100 people passing through before lunch.
“It’s been busier than any of the other years I have been here,” he said.
“It’s also a chance to remind people with May being the 10th anniversary of the introduction of smoke alarm legislation, it’s time to replace the older ionisation alarms.
“The new one which are photoelectric, are more sensitive, but not so prone to going off when you burn the toast. They react faster and you get a few extra seconds and that may be all you need,” Fire Officer Motbey said.
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