Home fire safety

Every winter, you are at a greater risk of injury from a fire starting in your home. A fire can take hold in three minutes, yet it only takes seconds to prevent one.

Be safe, not sorry. Help us help you by always ensuring that you have a working smoke alarm and follow our Winter Fire Safety Checklist to help prepare you, your family and your home for a safe winter.

Cold weather fire safety

Our Winter Fire Safety Checklist will help prepare you, your family and your home for a safe winter.

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.

Battery and charging safety

It is important that we all understand the risks of lithium-ion batteries and be prepared if things go wrong.

High-rise fire safety

The best way to keep you and your family safe is to prevent fires from occurring and know what to do in case of a fire.

Home Safety Visits

A safety visit can assist in helping you reduce the risk of an accidental fire in the home and safely escape in the event of a fire.

Keep Looking when Cooking. Distractions can quickly lead to a kitchen fire. Click here to learn more.
Cooking fire safety

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

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 and 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.