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Home Fire Safety Tips

Are you fire safe in the home? We recommend this simple safety checklist to assist in keeping your home fire safe:

  • Installing an adequate number of suitable Fire Alarms and testing them regularly is the first step in keeping your home safe.
  • Having a written plan in case of fire and practice it regularly.
  • Make sure keys are readily accessible in case you need to escape.
  • Never leave open flame including candles or oil burners unattended.
  • Clean the lint filter of your dryer each and every time you use it.
  • Never smoke in bed and take extra care if consuming alcohol whilst smoking.
  • Take extra care when using heaters, electric blankets or open fires.
  • Switch off appliances when not in use.
  • Always keep lighters and matches away from children and educate them that they are “tools not toys” to only be used by responsible adults.
  • Remember to take extra care with any stored chemicals and fuels and always refuel mowers, edgers etc when they are cold and in the open.
  • If you live in a bushfire prone area keep the ground around your home clear of leaves and other litter and remember to clean your gutters regularly.

For more information visit the Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW Rural Fire Service Website!