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Home fire safety

A house 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.

Smoke Alarms

One of best way to be prepared is to have an adequate number of suitable smoke alarms installed throughout your home.

Make sure that you test them regularly. Change the battery at least once every 12 months unless they are the newer 10-year batteries.

See the Fire and Rescue NSW website for information on the best smoke alarms to buy and how to install them.

Lithium-ion battery safety

Lithium-ion batteries are the fastest growing fire risk in New South Wales. It is important for you to understand the risks and be prepared if things go wrong.

  • Make sure a smoke alarm or heat alarm is working in rooms where batteries are charged or stored.

Refer to the FRNSW Website for detailed information.