The law requires that all homes and units throughout Queensland to be fitted with smoke alarms. Queensland Fire & Emergency Services recommends all residential properties be fitted with photoelectric smoke alarms.
In Queensland, it is illegal to light a fire in the open without a permit. Lighting fires can also be restricted by fire danger periods, local fire bans and state of fire emergency bans.
When it comes to keeping your home and family safe from fires, whether they are house fires or bush fires, prevention is key.
There is no one answer for protecting buildings against fire attack, rather a combination of methods is the best defence.
You don't have to live in the bush to be threatened by bushfires. All Queenslanders should be familiar with Bushfire Alerts, the Fire Danger Rating System and how to prepare your property and family.
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