Macarthur children (and the young at heart) took the chance to learn about life as a firefighter on Saturday.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews from across the region rolled up their doors to their stations for the annual FRNSW Open Day.
Residents had the chance to use a fire hose, get behind the wheel of a fire truck and chat with their town's firefighters.
Events were held at the Camden, Narellan, Picton, St Andrews, Ingleburn and Campbelltown stations.
FRNSW Camden station commander Joel Kursawe said close to 500 people attended his team's event.
"It all went well and we had a good turnout," he said.
"I think we benefited from being close to two voting centres on Saturday."
Mr Kursawe said the FRNSW Open Day was "one of our most important days of the year".
"This is the sort of event that gives kids and adults an insight into how a fire station works," he said.
"We can show that we do more than just deal with fires. It's good engagement with the community."