Riverstone Fire and Rescue are opening the station doors as part of their annual Open Day

EXTINGUISHING: Riverstone Fire Station will be hosting an open day to meet residents and educate people on fire safety and prevention techniques. Picture: Isabella Lettini
EXTINGUISHING: Riverstone Fire Station will be hosting an open day to meet residents and educate people on fire safety and prevention techniques. Picture: Isabella Lettini

Riverstone firefighters plan to help residents extinguish fire hazards as part of Fire and Rescue’s annual Open Day. 

The nation-wide Open Day will allow residents to meet their firefighters and get a behind-the-scenes look. 

Station commander David Richards encouraged all residents to visit the station, meet their local firefighters and learn more about fire prevention.

“Almost half of all house fires start in the kitchen, usually when people fail to keep an eye on the stovetop,” Mr Richards said.

“Regrettably, hundreds of injuries occur every year from cooking-related fires, and people have lost their lives as a result.

“With winter coming, Open Day is also a great opportunity to talk to the experts about replacing smoke alarms.”

Riverstone’s Fire and Rescue free open day will also include firefighting demonstrations, a station tour and fire safety presentations. 

This year’s theme ‘Keep Looking When Cooking’ will aim to put a spotlight on home safety.

“We’re encouraging residents to replace their outdated alarms with the latest 10-year, lithium-powered smoke alarms,” Commander Richards said. 

“Why not come along to Riverstone fire station on Open Day and come and talk to us about how you can reduce the risk of fire destroying your life.”

The Riverstone fire station open day will be open from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, May 20.