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Community fire safety

The leading cause of home fires in NSW is leaving cooking unattended.

Cooking fire safety

The leading cause of home fires in NSW is leaving cooking unattended.

Smoke alarms

It's the law to have at least one working smoke alarm installed on every level of your home.

Escape plans

Having a home escape plan and a working smoke alarm increases your chances of getting out safely.

Common home fires

If you do your bit to minimise the risks in your home, we can all stay safer together.

Did you know?


The use of heaters, cigarettes and candles are common causes of fires.


When you're asleep, you won't smell the smoke from a fire.


You're twice as likely to die in a home fire if you don't have a working smoke alarm.

Fire & Rescue NSW responds to approximately
4500
residential fires each year.
Half of these fires start in the kitchen, mostly due to unattended cooking.


Electrical appliances and faults cause almost 40% of home fires.