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Kitchen and Appliances


Each year, the Fire and Rescue NSW attends approximately 4,500 residential fires in NSW with approximately 30% of them occurring in winter months, and 47% of fires starting in the kitchen.

Kitchen 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.

Festive Fires - Chanukah Hazards

Chanukah, like many Jewish holidays, is a special time for celebration and because of the increased fire hazards associated with this festival, Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is offering some simple advice to prevent tragedy.
Learn more about Chanukah hazards

Microwave oven fire safety

Fire & Rescue NSW recommends following some simple fire safety tips when using microwave ovens.
Learn more about microwave oven fire safety

Electrical Power Boards

Poor maintenance and incorrect usage of power boards can result in home and office fires endangering lives and causing considerable damage to property.
Learn how to avoid the problems that can arise from powerboards

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.