Your Simple Guide To Fire Safety

02:43' 07-12-2018
Fire is a major hazard in Australia, causing more than 100 fatalities and over 3,000 injuries each year. Last year there were over 1500 preventable house fires in Melbourne alone.

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    Although bushfires are most common in summer, fires around the home can occur at any time of the year.

    Reacting to fire

    If you hear the smoke alarm and there is a fire, follow these steps:

    • Keep calm and act quickly to get everyone outside as soon as possible.
    • Don’t waste time investigating what happened or rescuing valuables.
    • If there is smoke, keep low where the air is clearer.
    • If it’s safe to do so, close all doors as you leave, to prevent the fire from spreading.
    • Never go back inside a burning building.
    • Call Triple Zero (000) from your mobile phone or ask a neighbour. This is a free call.

    Preventing house fires

    Almost half of all house fires start in the kitchen. Never leave anything cooking unattended, especially if deep frying in oil.

    Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children.

    Keep loose clothing, fabrics, tea towels, curtains and flammable items away from the stove.

    Keep your oven, range-hood and grill clean. A build-up of grease and fat can ignite in a fire.

    Don’t overload power points and power boards.

    Regularly check electrical leads for damage and faults.

    If you use a clothes dryer, clean your lint filter before or after each use.

    Information about fire safety is available in more than 30 languages at

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