Seasonal fire safety information from Fire & Rescue NSW:
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
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
- Install and maintain working smoke alarms.
- Create and practice your home escape plan.
- Ensure your home security lets you out quickly. Keep keys in deadlocks.
- Be safe in the kitchen. Do not leave cooking unattended and turn pot handles in.
- Educate and supervise children. Keep matches and lighters out of reach.
In Emergency Call 000
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
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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: http://deafsocietynsw.org.au/information/page/smoke_alarms
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
Related links: https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=306