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Fire Station Open Day 2014

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by lilbusgirl (subscribe)
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Ever wanted to be firefighter, well here's your chance
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Be a firefighter for a day

I love seeing the wonder in my kid's eyes whenever they see the sirens blare and the lights flashing as the fire engine speeds to where they are needed.

The public is invited to see what it's like to be a firefighter during 2014 Fire and Rescue NSW Fire Station Open Day on May 17. Fire Stations across Sydney will be open from 10am to 2pm with sausage sizzles on offer for families and visitors visiting the local firefighters.

This day is a perfect excuse to have the kids dressed up as firefighters and act out their "Fireman Sam" tendencies.

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City of Sydney Firestation


The first fire station built was in Marrickville and opened in 1886. The City of Sydney Fire Station on Castlereagh Street was built in 1888 and remains an example of Victorian free classical architecture drawing on the features from the London Metropolitan Fire Brigade. This Fire Station retains the 1887 building fašade, engine bays, front rooms and main staircase with the new station adjacent completed in 2003 incorporates purpose built engine bays and state of the art firefighter's facilities.

On the Open Day the Fire and Rescue vehicles are parked out front demonstrating rescues with the cherry picker. A range of free activities are on offer including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and fire safety presentations. The kids are able to hop into the fire engines to discover and explore the world of firefighters. The firefighters also give a tour of the vehicles and tools used, something that looks like the "jaws of life" and it's good to see the kids on their best behaviour rather than imitating naughty Norman Price.

The highlight of the day for the kids was holding the different hoses and being able to release the lever and feel the power of the water surging through. This was the only time they were speechless and wanted to have more than one go of holding the hose.

You are also be able to donn the uniform and fire the hose. The Open Day is fun for all the family.

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Donn a firefighter uniform


Fire Stations within NSW have been listed below.

Alexandria
179 Wyndham St Alexandria NSW 2015 (02) 9597 4130

Arncliffe
100-106 West Botany St Arncliffe NSW 2205 (02) 9798 6214

Ashfield
Victoria St (cnr Norton St) Ashfield NSW 2131 (02) 9918 3938

Avalon
689 Barrenjoey Rd Avalon NSW 2107 (02) 9818 2348

Balmain
391 Darling St Balmain NSW 2041 (02) 9790 5404

Bankstown
353 Liverpool Rd Bankstown NSW 2200 (02) 9620 5202

Baulkham Hills
130-132 Seven Hills Rd Baulkham Hills NSW 2153 (02) 9484 7079

Beecroft
109 Beecroft Rd Beecroft NSW 2119 (02) 9456 3536

Berowra
9 Berowra Waters Rd Berowra NSW 2081 (02) 9622 8932

Blacktown
222 Richmond Rd Woodcroft NSW 2767 (02) 9300 9730

Bondi
Old South Head Rd (cnr Gilgandra St) Bondi NSW 2026 (02) 9822 0166

Bonnyrigg Heights
Cowpasture Rd (cnr Gloucester St) Bonnyrigg Heights NSW 2177 (02) 9666 5440

Botany
3 Banksia St Botany NSW 2019 (02) 9523 8585

Bundeena
48 Bundeena Drv Bundeena NSW 2230 (02) 9744 8406

Burwood
12b Livingstone St Burwood NSW 2134 (02) 9607 6270

Busby
101 Cartwright Ave Busby NSW 2168 (02) 9726 5940

Cabramatta
100 Johns Rd Cabramatta NSW 2166 (02) 9787 1668

Campsie
Beamish St (cnr Claremont St) Campsie NSW 2194 (02) 9680 1282

Castle Hill
380 Old Northern Rd Glenhaven NSW 2156 (02) 9645 1411

Chester Hill
165 Waldron Rd Chester Hill NSW 2162 (02) 9265 2799

City of Sydney
213 Castlereagh St Sydney NSW 2000 (02) 9763 1648

Concord
153 Concord Rd North Strathfield NSW 2137 (02) 9527 2223

Cronulla
91 Kingsway (cnr Franklin Rd) Cronulla NSW 2230 (02) 9436 2021

Crows Nest
Shirley Rd (cnr Sinclair St) Crows Nest NSW 2065 (02) 9361 3292

Darlinghurst
Darlinghurst Rd (cnr Victoria St) Darlinghurst NSW 2010 (02) 9982 3229

Dee Why
Fisher Rd (cnr Lewis St) Dee Why NSW 2099 (02) 9819 7290

Drummoyne
29 Lyons Rd Drummoyne NSW 2047 (02) 9623 1213

Dunheved
38 Plasser Crs St Marys NSW 2760 (02) 9858 4457

Eastwood
269 Rowe St Eastwood NSW 2122 (02) 9520 2634

Engadine
8 Preston Ave Engadine NSW 2233 (02) 9726 1139

Fairfield
3 William St Fairfield NSW 2165 (02) 9452 5726

Forestville
8 Cook St Forestville NSW 2087 (02) 9817 4821

Gladesville
7a Pittwater Rd Gladesville NSW 2111 (02) 9660 7156

Glebe
73 St Johns Rd Glebe NSW 2037 (02) 9449 9834

Gordon
Pacific Hwy (cnr Bridge St) Pymble NSW 2073 (02) 9632 6856

Guildford
263 Guildford Rd Guildford NSW 2161 (02) 9608 0574

Horningsea Park
Cowpasture Rd (cnr Greenway Drv) Horningsea Park NSW 2171 (02) 9476 4318

Hornsby
Bridge Rd (cnr Pacific Hwy) Hornsby NSW 2077 (02) 9672 8250

Huntingwood
Huntingwood Drv (cnr Distillers Pl) Huntingwood NSW 2148 (02) 9580 3964

Hurstville
5- 9 Butler St Hurstville NSW 2220 (02) 9829 2200

Ingleburn
41 Carlisle St Ingleburn NSW 2565 (02) 9629 3222

Kellyville
Poole Rd (cnr Windsor Rd) Kellyville NSW 2155 (02) 9587 0878

Kogarah
Gray St (cnr Kensington St) Kogarah NSW 2217 (02) 9759 5252

Lakemba
208 Haldon St Lakemba NSW 2195 (02) 9901 2420

Lane Cove
55 Dickson Ave Artarmon NSW 2064 (02) 9560 1267

Leichhardt
Marion St (cnr Balmain Rd) Leichhardt NSW 2040 (02) 9649 9102

Lidcombe
37 Church St Lidcombe NSW 2141 (02) 9824 0521

Liverpool
Anzac Rd (cnr Greenhills Ave) Moorebank NSW 2170 (02) 9605 1621

Macquarie Fields
8 Brooks St Macquarie Fields NSW 2564 (02) 9948 4237

Manly
128 Sydney Rd Fairlight NSW 2094 (02) 9349 7408

Maroubra
Maroubra Rd (cnr Flower St) Maroubra NSW 2035 (02) 9560 1265

Marrickville
309 Marrickville Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 (02) 9667 3837

Mascot
139 Coward St Mascot NSW 2020 (02) 9694 1146

Matraville
Bunnerong Rd (cnr Beauchamp Rd) Matraville NSW 2036 (02) 9543 6692

Menai
297 Menai Rd Menai NSW 2234 (02) 9637 1211

Merrylands
340 Merrylands Rd Merrylands NSW 2160 (02) 9531 1062

Miranda
The Boulevarde (cnr Port Hacking Rd) Miranda NSW 2228 (02) 9999 1677

Mona Vale
6 Harkeith St Mona Vale NSW 2103 (02) 9580 0110

Mortdale
30 Morts Rd Mortdale NSW 2223 (02) 9969 2016

Mosman
730 Military Rd Mosman NSW 2088 (02) 9625 4403

Mt Druitt
Belmore Ave (cnr Varian St) Mt Druitt NSW 2770 (02) 9913 8620

Narrabeen
9 Ocean St Narrabeen NSW 2101 (02) 9908 1258

Neutral Bay
Yeo St (cnr Barry St) Neutral Bay NSW 2089 (02) 9557 5260

Newtown
214 Australia St Newtown NSW 2042 (02) 9895 4620

Parramatta
110-114 Wigram St Harris Park NSW 2150 (02) 9518 9304

Pyrmont
Pyrmont St (cnr Gipps St)Pyrmont NSW 2009 (02) 9398 7510

Randwick
4 The Avenue Randwick NSW 2031 (02) 9698 1161

Redfern
113 George St Redfern NSW 2016 (02) 9772 1625

Revesby
60 The River Rd Revesby NSW 2212 (02) 9743 4241

Rhodes
438 Concord Rd Rhodes NSW 2138 (02) 9627 9003

Riverstone
Riverstone Pde (cnr Church St)Riverstone NSW 2765 (02) 9534 4090

Riverwood
Belmore Rd (cnr Jacques Ave)Riverwood NSW 2210 (02) 9638 7905

Rydalmere
Park Rd (cnr Wattle St) Rydalmere NSW 2116 (02) 9808 2798

Ryde
216 Blaxland Rd Ryde NSW 2112 (02) 9820 5394

St Andrews
Campbelltown Rd (cnr Ben Lomond Rd) St Andrews NSW 2566 (02) 9623 3897

St Marys
Marsden Rd (cnr Great Western Hwy) St Marys NSW 2760 (02) 9837 5342

Schofields
58 Hambledon Rd Schofields NSW 2762 (02) 9831 8960

Seven Hills
10 Leabons La Seven Hills NSW 2147 (02) 9647 1246

Silverwater
Adderley St (cnr Stubbs St) Auburn NSW 2144 (02) 9609 2343

Smithfield
The Horsley Drv (cnr Hassall St) Smithfield NSW 2164 (02) 9542 1214

Sutherland
2 Moore St Sutherland NSW 2232 (02) 9247 4341

The Rocks
166 Kent St Sydney NSW 1026 (02) 9631 0908

Wentworthville
Garfield St (cnr Pritchard St) Wentworthville NSW 2145 (02) 9958 4016

Willoughby
53 Laurel St Willoughby NSW 2068 (02) 9363 0640

Woollahra
2 Forth St Woollahra NSW 2025 (02) 9363 0640
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