Saturday, September 20, 2008

Rural Fire Service open day

The NSW Rural Fire Service opened its doors today so that people could come along and see what they do. We went along to our local one and Billy was able to sit in the fire truck and operate the lights & sirens, use the fire hose to knock down a target, watch demonstrations of putting out grass & oil fires and learn a bit about fire safety.

The RFS is staffed primarily by volunteers with a few paid staff. While their main role is fire-fighting and helping in emergencies, they also have a role in bushfire management in NSW.

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