Macarthur residents who had planned on visiting one of the region's fire stations for their planned open day this weekend can breathe a sigh of relief - they're back on.
Fire and Rescue NSW stations in Warragamba, Picton, Camden, Rosemeadow, St Andrews and Ingleburn were all set to open their doors to the public on Saturday, May 15 when those plans were abruptly changed this morning.
The Fire Brigade Employee Union (FBEU) this morning cancelled the events in greater Sydney due to the ongoing pandemic threat.
Fire and Rescue NSW 'strongly condemned' the move as inconsistent with other events of the same nature.
Now the day will once again go ahead, with an appeal overturning the cancellation.
FRNSW Deputy Commissioner Jeremy Fewtrell said an agreement had been reached with the FBEU to allow the fun day to continue.
"The annual FRNSW Open Day event offers families and children the opportunity to take a look inside their local FRNSW fire station, meet firefighters and learn about vital home fire safety," he said
."There will be something for the whole family at the event - kids will be able to get up close with the fire truck, whilst the grown-ups will be able to find out more about home fire safety."
The Emergency Services Academy open day at Orchard Hills is also expected to draw a huge crowd.
All planned activities and events are consistent with NSW Health guidelines to ensure the safety of both the community and the firefighters.
For more information on the FRNSW Open Day events, visit: www.fire.nsw.gov.au/openday.