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Smoke alarms

Legislation requires all NSW residents must have at least one working smoke alarm installed on each level of their home. This includes owner occupied, rental properties, relocatable homes, caravans and campervans or any other residential building where people sleep.

Smoke alarms are life-saving devices that provide benefits for occupants. They detect smoke well before any sleeping occupant would and provide critical seconds to implement actions to save life and property. Smoke alarms are designed to detect fire smoke and emit a loud and distinctive sound to alert occupants of potential danger.

Fire & Rescue NSW fact sheets

Smoke alarm resources

Smoke alarm assistance programs

Smoke Alarms in the home - Better Safe Than Sorry with Henri Szeps

View the Better Safe Than Sorry series with Henri Szeps here