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.
Smoke Alarms FAQ
Fire & Rescue NSW fact sheets
Smoke alarm resources
- What does the legislation mean?
- What type of smoke alarm do I need?
- Where should I install them?
- What is the Fire & Rescue NSW policy on smoke alarms?
- Install smoke alarms in caravans and campervans
Smoke alarm assistance programs
Smoke Alarms in the home - Better Safe Than Sorry with Henri Szeps
Floods and storms information
For emergency help in floods and storms call the SES on 132 500. Call Triple Zero (000) for life-threatening emergencies.
For tips on what your family can do to prepare for storms, visit www.stormsafe.com.au [external link]