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Winter fire safety campaign resources

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Fact sheets for the community

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  • Make sure you and your family are prepared for anything this winter. Check for fire hazards around the home, such as overloaded power boards. For more fire safety tips visit fire.nsw.gov.au/winter.
  • We’re here to help anyone, anywhere, anytime. There are small things you can do to help us help you. Remember to always keep items one metre from the heater to avoid fire risks. For more fire safety tips visit fire.nsw.gov.au/winter.
  • Make sure your family is prepared for anything this cold snap. Cleaning out the lint filter in your clothes dryer before each use will help reduce the risk of a fire. If a fire does occur, get out, stay out and call triple zero ‘000’. For more fire safety tips visit fire.nsw.gov.au/winter. #PreparedForAnything #Loseyourlint
  • Make sure your family is prepared for anything this winter. Before using your fireplace, check your chimney is clean and ensure you use dry, seasoned wood. Painted or treated wood should never be used because it can emit toxic fumes.  For more fire safety tips visit fire.nsw.gov.au/winter #checkyourchimney #PreparedForAnything
  • Keep the fire contained to your fire place this winter. Always place a fire screen in front of your fireplace to prevent embers and sparks setting nearby items alight. If a fire does occur, get out, stay out and call triple zero ‘000’. For more fire safety tips visit fire.nsw.gov.au/winter #PreparedForAnything #AnyoneAnywhereAnytime
  • A fire can take hold in 3 minutes. it only takes seconds to prevent one. Before you go to bed tonight, check that your electric blanket is in good working order. Frayed or damaged cords can start a fire. For more fire safety advice visit fire.nsw.gov.au/winter. #PreparedForAnything #AnyoneAnywhereAnytime
  • Wheat bags may help ease pain and keep you warm and cosy, but they can also lead to burns and fire if improperly used. Don’t sleep with a wheat bag at night, as it might ignite. For more fire safety tips visit fire.nsw.gov.au/winter. #PreparedForAnything #AnyoneAnywhereAnytime.
  • Did you know that 60% of home fires happen in winter? Don’t be a statistic. Always keep looking when cooking to prevent kitchen fires. For more fire safety tips visit fire.nsw.gov.au/winter.  #PreparedForAnything #AnyoneAnywhereAnytime.
  • We are prepared for anything this winter, are you? Make sure you keep candles away from curtains and other flammable materials – it only takes minutes for a fire to take hold. Visit fire.nsw.gov.au/winter for more fire safety tips.   #PreparedForAnything #AnyoneAnywhereAnytime.
  • Keep your family safe this winter by NEVER using outdoor heaters, barbecues or charcoal pits inside your home. LPG, heat beads and the like emit lethal carbon monoxide which can be fatal in a confined space. For more information, visit fire.nsw.gov.au/winter. #PreparedForAnything #AnyoneAnywhereAnytime.
  • Never use flammables such as petrol, kerosene or methylated spirits to start a fire. They can explode and cause serious injury. . #PreparedForAnything #AnyoneAnywhereAnytime.
  • Only working smoke alarms save lives. Ensure you have working smoke alarms installed throughout your home and test them regularly. FRNSW recommends smoke alarms be interconnected in each bedroom and hallways. Visit fire.nsw.gov.au/winter for more fire safety tips.  #PreparedForAnything #AnyoneAnywhereAnytime.
  • In case of an emergency; Get out, Stay Out and Call Triple Zero (000). #PreparedForAnything #AnyoneAnywhereAnytime.

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