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Winter fire safety

Fact

Statistics reveal that almost half of all home fires are started in the kitchen and 43% of all fire fatalities occur in winter. The key to reducing the risk of fire occurring in your home and to surviving a house fire is being prepared. Everyone in your household should understand what risks there are in your home and what to do to minimise them.

Winter fire safety checklist

Statistics reveal that almost half of all home fires are started in the kitchen and 43% of all fire fatalities occur in winter. We recommend this simple safety checklist to help keep homes fire safe this winter.
View the Winter fire safety checklist here.

Kitchen and appliance fire safety

Every year cooking appliances and equipment, including microwave ovens, are involved in causing many house fires.
Learn how to be safe in the kitchen and with appliances.

Wheat filled heat packs (wheat bags or wheat packs)

Wheat bags can help pain, but they also have the potential to cause burns and fire if improperly used.
Click here to find out what you need to know about fire safety with wheat bags.

Portable outdoor gas heaters

Portable outdoor gas heaters are known to cause fires if they are incorrectly stored, not properly maintained and placed too close to awnings or other combustible materials.
Safety tips that should be observed can be found here.

Home fire safety audit

The Home Fire Safety Audit is an easy-to-use online self-assessment tool that allow members of NSW community to assess home fire awareness and identify fire risks throughout the home.
Visit www.homefiresafetyaudit.com.au [external link]