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Fire Station Open Day 2016

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Sitting in traffic waiting for the red lights to turn green, the distant wailing siren is getting closer. With their keen hearing, the kids peer around their windows to see where the bright red fire engine would appear with its flashing lights. Suddenly it's in view, the kids scream "fire engine" before it flies round the corner with the resounding sirens slowly diminishing into the distance, the small reminder that they had passed by.

Just to give you a small reminder of what the Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) team do, a Fire Station Open Day will be held on Saturday, 21 May 2016.

Fire Stations across the state will be open from 10am to 2pm giving NSW residents, especially children, a chance to meet their local firefighters, and see fire engines and firefighting equipment up close.

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I want to be a firefighter when I grow up.


As we are headed into winter, with the increased use of fires and heaters, the Fire Station Open Day is a great opportunity to learn more about fire prevention.

A range of free activities will be on offer including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and fire safety presentations, including advice about installing smoke alarms, changing smoke alarm batteries and preparing a home fire escape plan.

The focus will be on the recently rescued state treasure that is Pyrmont Fire Station. It was built in 1906 by noted architect Walter Liberty Vernon (1846-1914), who also responsible for designing David Jones building on George Street, Central Railway station, Annandale Post Office, Darlinghurst Fire Station and the fašade and old wing of the Art Gallery of NSW just to name a few.

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Pyrmont Fire Station


An interesting tidbit is that the Pyrmont Fire Station was built reinforced from the ground up to withstand any natural disaster such as an earthquake. In its 110 years of history, it started off as a fire station, then shortly after World War II it was closed down due to budget cuts and converted into dormitory accommodation for factory workers that were living in the local area at the time. In the 1970s, it was reclaimed by the firefighters and converted back into a fire station, however the first and second floors were boarded up and rumoured to be haunted with ghosts.

In 2015, Pyrmont Fire Station was refurbished with the first and second floors opened up as office space for the Fire and Rescue staff members. If you get a chance, have a sticky beak and see if there is any truth to the rumour about ghosts.

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City of Sydney Fire Station


Fire Stations within NSW have been listed below.

Alexandria
189 Wyndham St Alexandria NSW 2015 (02) 9318 4320

Arncliffe
100-106 West Botany St Arncliffe NSW 2205 (02) 9597 4130

Ashfield
Victoria St (cnr Norton St) Ashfield NSW 2131 (02) 9798 6214

Avalon
689 Barrenjoey Rd Avalon NSW 2107 (02) 9918 3938

Balmain
391 Darling St Balmain NSW 2041 (02) 9818 2348

Bankstown
353 Liverpool Rd Bankstown NSW 2200 (02) 9790 5404

Baulkham Hills
130-132 Seven Hills Rd Baulkham Hills NSW 2153 (02) 9620 5202

Beecroft
109 Beecroft Rd Beecroft NSW 2119 (02) 9484 7079

Berowra
9 Berowra Waters Rd Berowra NSW 2081 (02) 99456 3536

Blacktown
222 Richmond Rd Woodcroft NSW 2767 (02) 9622 8932

Bondi
Old South Head Rd (cnr Gilgandra St) Bondi NSW 2026 (02) 9300 9730

Bonnyrigg Heights
Cowpasture Rd (cnr Gloucester St) Bonnyrigg Heights NSW 2177 (02) 9822 0166

Botany
3 Banksia St Botany NSW 2019 (02) 9666 5440

Bundeena
48 Bundeena Drv Bundeena NSW 2230 (02) 9523 8585

Burwood
12b Livingstone St Burwood NSW 2134 (02) 9744 8406

Busby
101 Cartwright Ave Busby NSW 2168 (02) 9607 6270

Cabramatta
100 Johns Rd Cabramatta NSW 2166 (02) 9723 5940

Campsie
Beamish St (cnr Claremont St) Campsie NSW 2194 (02) 9787 1668

Castle Hill
380 Old Northern Rd Glenhaven NSW 2156 (02) 9680 1282

Chester Hill
165 Waldron Rd Chester Hill NSW 2162 (02) 9345 1411

City of Sydney
213 Castlereagh St Sydney NSW 2000 (02) 9265 2799

Concord
153 Concord Rd North Strathfield NSW 2137 (02) 9763 1648

Cronulla
91 Kingsway (cnr Franklin Rd) Cronulla NSW 2230 (02) 9527 2223

Crows Nest
Shirley Rd (cnr Sinclair St) Crows Nest NSW 2065 (02) 9436 2021

Darlinghurst
Darlinghurst Rd (cnr Victoria St) Darlinghurst NSW 2010 (02) 9361 3292

Dee Why
Fisher Rd (cnr Lewis St) Dee Why NSW 2099 (02) 9982 3229

Drummoyne
29 Lyons Rd Drummoyne NSW 2047 (02) 9819 7290

Dunheved
38 Plasser Crs St Marys NSW 2760 (02) 9623 1213

Eastwood
269 Rowe St Eastwood NSW 2122 (02) 9858 4457

Engadine
8 Preston Ave Engadine NSW 2233 (02) 9520 5854
726 1139

Forestville
8 Cook St Forestville NSW 2087 (02) 9454 5726

Gladesville
7a Pittwater Rd Gladesville NSW 2111

Glebe
73 St Johns Rd Glebe NSW 2037 (02) 9557 5260

Gordon
Pacific Hwy (cnr Bridge St) Pymble NSW 2073 (02) 9449 9834

Guildford
263 Guildford Rd Guildford NSW 2161 (02) 9632 6856

Horningsea Park
Cowpasture Rd (cnr Greenway Drv) Horningsea Park NSW 2171 (02) 9608 0574

Hornsby
Bridge Rd (cnr Pacific Hwy) Hornsby NSW 2077 (02) 9476 4318

Huntingwood
Huntingwood Drv (cnr Distillers Pl) Huntingwood NSW 2148 (02)
9672 8250

Hurstville
5- 9 Butler St Hurstville NSW 2220 (02) 9580 3964

Ingleburn
41 Carlisle St Ingleburn NSW 2565 (02) 9829 2200

Kellyville
Poole Rd (cnr Windsor Rd) Kellyville NSW 2155 (02) 9629 3222

Kogarah
Gray St (cnr Kensington St) Kogarah NSW 2217 (02) 9587 0878

Lakemba
208 Haldon St Lakemba NSW 2195 (02) 9759 5252

Lane Cove
55 Dickson Ave Artarmon NSW 2064 (02) 9901 2420

Leichhardt
Marion St (cnr Balmain Rd) Leichhardt NSW 2040 (02) 9560 1267

Lidcombe
37 Church St Lidcombe NSW 2141 (02) 9649 9102

Liverpool
Anzac Rd (cnr Greenhills Ave) Moorebank NSW 2170 (02) 9824 0521

Macquarie Fields
8 Brooks St Macquarie Fields NSW 2564 (02) 9605 1621

Manly
128 Sydney Rd Fairlight NSW 2094 (02) 9948 4237

Maroubra
Maroubra Rd (cnr Flower St) Maroubra NSW 2035 (02) 9349 7408

Marrickville
309 Marrickville Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 (02) 9560 1265

Mascot
139 Coward St Mascot NSW 2020 (02) 9667 3837

Matraville
Bunnerong Rd (cnr Beauchamp Rd) Matraville NSW 2036 (02) 9694 1146

Menai
297 Menai Rd Menai NSW 2234 (02) 9543 6692

Merrylands
340 Merrylands Rd Merrylands NSW 2160 (02) 9637 1211

Miranda
The Boulevarde (cnr Port Hacking Rd) Miranda NSW 2228 (02)
9531 1062

Mona Vale
6 Harkeith St Mona Vale NSW 2103 (02) 9999 1677

Mortdale
30 Morts Rd Mortdale NSW 2223 (02) 9580 0110

Mosman
730 Military Rd Mosman NSW 2088 (02) 9969 2016

Mt Druitt
Belmore Ave (cnr Varian St) Mt Druitt NSW 2770 (02) 9625 4403

Narrabeen
9 Ocean St Narrabeen NSW 2101 (02) 9913 8620

Neutral Bay
Yeo St (cnr Barry St) Neutral Bay NSW 2089 (02) 9908 1258

Newtown
214 Australia St Newtown NSW 2042 (02) 9557 5260

Parramatta
110-114 Wigram St Harris Park NSW 2150 (02) 9895 4620

Pyrmont
Pyrmont St (cnr Gipps St)Pyrmont NSW 2009 (02) 9518 9304

Randwick
4 The Avenue Randwick NSW 2031 (02) 9398 7510

Redfern
113 George St Redfern NSW 2016 (02) 9698 1161

Revesby
60 The River Rd Revesby NSW 2212 (02) 9772 1625

Rhodes
438 Concord Rd Rhodes NSW 2138 (02) 9743 4241

Riverstone
Riverstone Pde (cnr Church St)Riverstone NSW 2765 (02) 9627 9003

Riverwood
Belmore Rd (cnr Jacques Ave)Riverwood NSW 2210 (02) 9534 4090

Rydalmere
Park Rd (cnr Wattle St) Rydalmere NSW 2116 (02) 9638 7905

Ryde
216 Blaxland Rd Ryde NSW 2112 (02) 9808 2798

St Andrews
Campbelltown Rd (cnr Ben Lomond Rd) St Andrews NSW 2566 (02) 9820 5394

St Marys
Marsden Rd (cnr Great Western Hwy) St Marys NSW 2760 (02)
9623 3897

Schofields
58 Hambledon Rd Schofields NSW 2762 (02) 9837 5342

Seven Hills
10 Leabons La Seven Hills NSW 2147 (02) 9831 8960

Silverwater
Adderley St (cnr Stubbs St) Auburn NSW 2144 (02) 9647 1246

Smithfield
The Horsley Drv (cnr Hassall St) Smithfield NSW 2164 (02)
9609 2343

Sutherland
2 Moore St Sutherland NSW 2232 (02) 9542 1214

The Rocks
166 Kent St Sydney NSW 1026 (02) 9247 4341

Wentworthville
Garfield St (cnr Pritchard St) Wentworthville NSW 2145 (02) 9631 0908

Willoughby
53 Laurel St Willoughby NSW 2068 (02) 9958 4016

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

Yennora
198 Fairfield St Yennora NSW 2161 (02) 9632 2846
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Why? Appreciating our firefighters
When: 21 May 2016, 10 am - 2 pm
Where: Various
Cost: Free
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