Fire Safety

Seasonal fire safety information from Fire & Rescue NSW:

Spring/Summer safety

General barbecue safety
Holiday camping and caravan fire safety
Festive season fire safety
Away from home fire safety checklist
Boating fire safety
Festive Fires - Chanukah Hazards

Autumn/winter safety

Winter fire safety checklist
Seniors winter fire safety checklist
Portable outdoor gas heaters

Fire Safety Programs

Fire & Rescue NSW Fire Safety programs

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. Be safe in the kitchen. Do not leave cooking unattended and turn pot handles in.
  5. Educate and supervise children. Keep matches and lighters out of reach.

In Emergency Call 000

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.

What to do:

Before a natural disaster
During a natural disaster
After a natural disaster
Translations - What to do Before, During and After a Natural Disaster
(Arabic, Chinese, Dari, French, Greek, Hindi, Korean, Macedonian, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Turkish, Vietnamese)


Before a natural disaster or other emergency
Household Emergency kit
Evacuation Emergency kit

Smoke Alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing

There are specialist smoke alarms and a Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme for the deaf and hard of hearing.

More information about the SASS can be found here:

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 contact Fire & Rescue NSW on 1800 151 614

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