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DOZENS of children around the Tweed got a taste of what their dream job might be like over the weekend, when local fire stations opened their doors and unrolled their hoses.

An annual event, the open day attracted plenty of wannabe firefighters barely out of pre-school.

Tweed Heads fire station officer Chris Perrin said the open day was a good chance to teach families fire safety and deter children from giving in to fire fascination.

"Children start more than 3000 fires each year in NSW, often not realising the danger to themselves and others," he said.

"Fascination with fire among kids is normal, but it can have devastating consequences if not managed properly.

"Open day is a great opportunity for the entire family to learn about how to protect each other, and parents can even learn how to discourage kids from playing with fire."

Children who attended received tattoos and balloons.



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