Event ian 5/13/2014

The annual Albury Fire and Rescue Open Day happens this Saturday, May 17 with a number of stations in and around Albury are taking part.

Lots of kiddies (and adults) have a bit of a fascination with fire trucks, fire fighters and, indeed, fires. More than 80,000 people are expected to drop into their local fire station for this annual open day between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

The fire stations will open their doors to allow visitors a personal glimpse at how the busy fire and rescue service operates. The Open Day also coincides with the launch of this year’s Winter Fire Safety Campaign.

Visitors will be able to speak to firefighters about fire safety with specifics on how to install and maintain smoke alarms and how to develop a home escape plan. While we associate bushfires with summer, fire deaths actually peak in the winter months when things go wrong in the home.

Other attractions on Open Day include tours, demonstrations, inspections of the firefighting equipment and trucks. There will also be showbag giveaways and activities for the kiddies.

The stations around Albury that will be open to the public are Albury Civic (565 Kiewa St), Albury Central (817 – 821 Mate St), North Albury (596 Nagle Rd, Lamington) and Corowa (Cnr Riesling & Isobel Sts). And, of course, Rydges Albury in Dean Street is handy for a drink, snack, meal or all your accommodation needs.