Epping CFA will open the doors of its fire station to the community ahead of the summer fire season.

Captain Rob Saitta said the open day was an opportunity for the community to gain an insight into the operations of a volunteer fire station.

The brigade attends more than 500 incidents each year, ranging from structure fires to road rescues and grassfires.

“We rely on our community to support us in more ways than one. The open day is an opportunity to engage with the community and thank them for their continued support ahead of what could be a challenging fire season,” Mr Saitta said.

The brigade will have the newest addition to its fleet – a medium pumper – on display at the open day, while there will also be rescue and home fire safety demonstrations throughout the day.

“The brigade will have all the trucks accessible to members of the community to see the gear and the capability of our appliances. Anyone interested in joining the CFA is welcome to come along for a look and a chat,” Mr Saitta said.

The open day is on Sunday, November 18.

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