Firies turn to film


At Fire and Rescue NSW’s Open Days you can climb all over a firetruck, use a fire hose, watch demonstrations and meet the firemen.

However in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Fire and Rescue NSW’s Open Day is different and, to protect the community and staff, this year’s Open Day will be conducted online.

Open Day offers Fire and Rescue a great opportunity to show the public what goes on behind closed doors from fire and floods, natural disasters and pandemics.

Their 2020 Open Day will now run this week online via Facebook.

The Cobar Station 256 crew released their “local tour of the station” on Sunday where local firefighters give us a virtual tour of the  fire station and give demonstrations of the inner workings of Fire and Rescue.

Deputy Commissioner Jeremy Fewtrell said Fire and Rescue have aligned their Open Day to the Get Ready for Winter Campaign which is the perfect time for communities to get in touch with their local firefighters and discuss home fire safety.

He said winter is the time when we see an increase in residential house fire related fatalities and so it was important residents remember to be careful when using heaters and fireplaces and electric blankets this winter.

“Don’t put your family at risk this winter, check that all your appliances are switched off and ensure that open fires have been fully extinguished.

“If we all do our bit to minimise the risks in our home, we can all stay safer together”, Deputy Commissioner Fewtrell said.