Fire Safety

Fire safety information from Fire & Rescue NSW:

Spring/Summer safety

General barbecue safety

LPG Cylinder safety checklist.

Portable outdoor gas heaters

Boating fire safety

Festive fires - Chanukah hazards

Festive season fire safety

Holiday camping and caravan fire safety

Away from home fire safety checklist


Autumn/Winter safety

Seniors winter fire safety checklist


Fire Safety Education

Fire Safety training in the workplace or at home


Note: smoke alarms are required by law in NSW homes and caravans.


Residential Fire Safety

Top 5 tips for home fire safety

  1. Install and maintain working smoke alarms.
  2. Create and practice your home escape plan.
  3. Ensure your home security lets you out quickly. Keep keys in deadlocks.
  4. Kitchen fire safety. Do not leave cooking unattended and turn pot handles in.
  5. Educate and supervise children. Keep matches and lighters out of reach.


Natural Disaster

Natural disasters are a fact for communities across NSW. While floods, bushfires and so on can be seasonal, yet most communities deal with storms more often than that.

Get ready for storm season (SES)

Community Fire Safety fact sheets (translated)


Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Emergencies can happen to anyone. So emergency preparedness for the deaf or hard of hearing must be planned. And there are specialist smoke alarms and there may be assistance under the NDIS.

More information:


The SABRE Program

The Smoke Alarm and Battery Replacement (SABRE) program assists older people and people with a disability who are vulnerable in the case of a fire because they are not able to install and/or maintain their smoke alarms.

Firefighters can visit the residence at an arranged time to install a battery-operated smoke alarm or replace existing smoke alarm batteries at no cost. The resident must supply the battery-operated smoke alarm or batteries. Firefighters can provide home fire safety advice while visiting premises.

For more information visit this Fire & Rescue NSW webpage, or call 1800 151 614