Fire station Open Day

Fire Captain Steven Sole and his team are ready to welcome visitors this weekend
11th May 2021

Come and meet your local firefighters and learn about home fire safety at the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Open Day on Saturday, May 15th.  Guyra Fire Station will be hosting an event between 10.00am and 2.00pm to showcase FRNSW’s broad capabilities. 
Children will be able to see a fire truck, whilst the grown-ups will be able to find out more about home fire safety. 
FRNSW Station Captain Steven Sole said Open Day was an opportunity to show people that firefighters do so much more than fight fires. 
“A large part of our role is to educate the community about home fire safety and that’s where Open Day comes in,” he said. “This year we are focussing on the importance of having a working smoke alarm in your home.
“Each year, approximately 20 people die in NSW from fires that could have been prevented. Each death is a tragic loss for families, friends and the wider community. 
“Additionally, for each fire fatality, there are also hundreds more people who survive a fire but suffer life-changing health consequences. 
“Firefighters are committed to reducing the risk of such fires and to protecting the irreplaceable.” 
FRNSW Station Captain Steven Sole said there is a 10 per cent increase in the number of house fires during the cooler months, with many fires starting in bedrooms and loungerooms due to heaters and electric blankets. 
“This year we want to help residents prepare their homes and in particular, encourage them to check their smoke alarms and have a Home Fire Escape Plan.
FRNSW has developed a Get Ready for Winter checklist - to find out more, visit