MEDIA ALERT - Fire and Rescue NSW to launch Smoke Alarm Action Day - Alexandria

Published: 28 May 2024 03:08pm

Emergency Services Minister, Jihad Dib, will join FRNSW Commissioner, Jeremy Fewtrell, and RFS Assistant Commissioner, Stuart Midgley, at a media conference today to launch Smoke Alarm Action Day, aimed at combatting public complacency this winter.

In winter 2022, of the 959 residential fires in NSW, 50% of homes did not have a smoke alarm fitted or the alarm present wasn’t working. A record 17 people died that season.

Last winter, the figure of missing/inoperative alarms was 49% and nine people lost their lives.

Authorities are urging the public to check their smoke alarms are working this Saturday, the first day of winter 2024, to protect their lives and those of their loved ones.

WHEN: 10am TODAY, Wednesday 29 May

WHERE: Rear of FRNSW Training Centre, 179 Wyndham Street, Alexandria (Entry via Bourke Road boom gate)

WHO: Jihad Dib MP, Emergency Services Minister; Jeremy Fewtrell, FRNSW Commissioner; Stuart Midgley, Assistant Commissioner – Rural Fire Service

Updated: 29 May 2024 06:23am

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Smoke alarms

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

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