Fire safety

Fire safety
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Fire is an extremely dangerous element, and it can kill instantly. Read about steps you can take to reduce the impact a fire may have. Fire Safety canterbury bankstown Fire is an extremely dangerous element, and it can kill instantly. Smoke and flame are both high-risk, and there are steps you can take in your community to reduce the potentially devastating impact that fires can have. Safety; Fire Safety
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​​​Home fire ​safety

The key to reducing the risk of fire occurring in your home and to surviving a house fire is being prepared. Everyone in your household should understand what risks there are in your home and take steps to minimise them. ​

​To find out more about reducing the risk of fire occurring in your home, visit the Fire and Rescue NSW​ website.

Fire SAFE (Smoke Alarms for the Elderly​)

Nearly one third of victims in fatal fires are seniors. The majority of residential fires begin in the kitchen and are often a result of cooking being left unattended on the stove. The other common causes of fire include mechanical failure, faulty wiring, and appliances not being switched off at the power point. 

Since May 2006, legislation in New South Wales has stated that all existing buildings where people sleep must have a working smoke alarm installed. 

Council has partnered with Fire and Rescue NSW to participate in the Fire SAFE program. The Fire SAFE program involves officers from local fire stations visiting eligible homes to install free 10 year battery alarms for residents. 

In order to be eligible for the Fire SAFE program, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Reside within the Canterbury-Bankstown Local Government Area
  • Be aged over 65 years
  • Own the property in which you reside*
  • Not reside with a person who is physically able to change the alarm
  • Do not have a working smoke alarm in place

For more information or to register for the Fire SAFE program, contact Council on 9707 9000.

For Fire Safety Tips, visit the NSW Fire Brigade website or conduct a Home Fire Safety Audit.​

*certain exclusions may apply​

For more information or to register for the Fire SAFE program, contact Council on 9707 9000.

For Fire Safety Tips, go to ​the NSW Fire Brig​ade website or conduct a Home Fire Safety Audit.​