If you have a working smoke alarm you are reducing the fire risk to yourself and your family.
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 and FAQs
- Smoke alarms - it’s the law fact sheet
- Smoke alarms in the home fact sheet
- Smoke alarms - frequently asked questions
Smoke alarm resources
- What does the legislation mean?
- Is my building affected?
- What type of smoke alarm do I need?
- Where should I install them?
- How do I maintain my smoke alarms?
- What is the Fire & Rescue NSW policy on smoke alarms?
- Install smoke alarms in caravans and campervans