It's not long to go now until Bathurst Fire Station hosts its annual Fire and Rescue NSW Open Day on Saturday.
Families will be able to see fire trucks and firefighting and rescue equipment up close and chat to local firefighters about the critical work they do to keep communities safe.
Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner, Paul Baxter, said the open day was an opportunity to show people that Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters do so much more than fight fires.
- READ MORE: Fire and Rescue NSW open day, 2018 | Photos
"Our firefighters do fight fires and save people from burning buildings, but our mission and our capabilities extend far beyond fire response," he said.
"From road crashes, hazardous material incidents and natural disasters to urban search and rescue and humanitarian relief, our firefighters are prepared for anything and ready to help anyone, anytime, anywhere."
Commissioner Baxter said it's also a great time to talk to the experts about home fire safety in the lead up to winter.
"We see a 10 per cent increase in the number of home fires during the winter months, with more fires starting in bedrooms and lounge rooms due to things like heaters and electric blankets," he said.
"Come and meet the team that's prepared for anything on open day and learn how to keep your family safe from fire and other emergencies."
The Bathurst Fire Station will be open from 10am until 2pm on its site at Suttor Street in West Bathurst.
The Bathurst Rural Fire Brigade is also expected to be attendance from 10am, with one of its fire trucks to be on display.