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Community fire safety

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

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.

Get Ready for Summer

Help us, help you by taking action to ensure you and your family stay safe.

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.

Do you have a bushfire plan?

Most people have a plan for what they will do during a bushfire. Unfortunately, not every plan will withstand the test of a bushfire. Take 5 minutes to improve or make a plan at www.myfireplan.com.au [external link]

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.

Safety Visits Program

A Safety Visit assists people to reduce their risk of an accidental fire in the home and to safely escape in the event of a fire.

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.