Nyngan Fire and Rescue NSW to open their doors for the community

Nyngan firies will be opening their doors on on Saturday, May 25 to give the community a glimpse of life as a firefighter.

The stations will be open from 10am to 2pm, as part of the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) open day, delivering a range of free activities including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and safety presentations.

Nyngan FRNSW Captain Rob Avard said the open day was a great opportunity for people to talk with the experts about making their homes fire safe ahead of winter and learn what FRNSW does in the community.

"We're opening our doors to help put names to faces and it's an opportunity to look at our fire trucks and rescue vehicles, and the types of equipment especially some of our rescue equipment," Captain Avard said.


"People can check out our station and how modern it's getting in terms of the technology we use today."

Captain Avard also said people will have the opportunity to see their newly installed tier three training prop located at the back of the station.

"People can also check out our fitness requirements, check out our state of the art gymnasium facility in the station, and how we train now using our new training prop," he said.

"We will have our vehicle pockets open so people can look and touch our equipment."

Captain Avard said they see a 10 percent increase in the number of home fires during the winter months, with more fires starting in bedrooms and lounge rooms due to things like heaters and electric blankets.

"Our firefighters will be on standby to answer any questions or concerns people may have," he said.

"We are there to talk to people about preparing homes in terms of electric blankets to make sure there's no broken coils, keeping your heaters away from any flammable objects ... making sure there's protective screens in front of fire place to prevent embers from spreading a fire."

"People should be aware of animals who can easily knock over bar heaters, which has happened before, I've been there for one of them."

The Captain is encouraging everyone to come along for a free sausage sizzle, and kids will receive colouring in books and helmets.

"If in doubt come on down to the open day and ask our local firies who can offer advice on anything that anyone is unsure about," Captain Avard said.