CHECK IT OUT: Retained firefighter Clint Lawler, Andrew Cumberland and Deputy Captain Chris Rumpf get ready for the Fire open Day at Grafton Fire Station. Photo: Adam Hourigan
CHECK IT OUT: Retained firefighter Clint Lawler, Andrew Cumberland and Deputy Captain Chris Rumpf get ready for the Fire open Day at Grafton Fire Station. Photo: Adam Hourigan

Roll up, roll up, to the Grafton Fire Station

WATCHING firefighters cut people out of a car is not something you would typically want to see on a Saturday morning, especially if you're the one in the car.

But today people will be able to see the spectacle safely at the Grafton Fire Station.

From 10am-2pm, the station will roll up the front door to give the public a look inside at their operations.

Visitors will have the opportunity to take the front seat in a fire truck or watch brigade members cut the doors off a damaged vehicle using the jaws of life and other tools of the trade, just as they would in a road crash emergency.

Brigade members from Grafton and South Grafton will also be on hand to answer any questions people may have about fire safety in the home through winter.

It's all part of the Fire and Rescue NSW annual open day, which is held in stations across the state.

Grafton Fire Brigade's deputy captain Chris Rumpf said the event helped firefighters return the favour, in a fun way, to the community which supports them through government contributions.

"It's also a good chance to display our capabilities to the public," he said.

"We will have some hose games and activities for the children in the yard so hopefully we don't flood the place"

Fire and Rescue NSW stations at Yamba and Maclean will also be open from 10-2pm today.

For more information about the open days, go to http://www.fire.nsw.gov.au.



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