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 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
- 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.
Get ready for storm season (SES)
Community Fire Safety fact sheets translated
Smoke Alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing
There are specialist smoke alarms and there may be assistance under the NDIS. More information can be found here: https://www.deafsocietynsw.org.au/smokealarms
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, or go to https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=9093