Home fire safety

A fire can take hold in three minutes, yet it only takes seconds to prevent one.

Be prepared by always ensuring that you have a working smoke alarm.

Learn about winter fire safety here.
Be fire safe this winter

Learn how to minimise the risks in your home and be fire safe this winter. Learn how to be fire safe.

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Lithium-ion battery safety

Lithium-ion batteries are the fastest growing fire risk. Click here to understand the risks and be prepared.

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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. Learn about Safety Visits here.

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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. Learn about smoke alarms here.

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Escape plans

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

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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. Learn about high-rise fire safety here.

Distractions can quickly lead to a kitchen fire. Learn more here.
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.