When it comes to keeping your home and family safe from fires, whether they are house fires or bush fires, prevention is key.
Bushfire SafetyIt is important you take the time to prepare yourself, your family and your home for the threat of bushfire. Understanding Fire Danger Ratings and Bushfire Alerts, learning how to prepare yourself, your family and your property and having a current Bushfire Survival Plan are essential in preparing for bushfire season. Ensure you are reading by visiting the Rural Fire Service website.
Most fatal fires are accidental and preventable. Fire home safety is about protecting you, your family and your home.
Smoke alarms are devices that detect smoke and sound an alarm, giving you valuable time to escape during a fire. Knowing how to install and maintain your smoke alarm could save your life.
Get out and stay out
During a fire, you have up to 2 minutes after the alarm before flames or smoke threaten your life. It's critical to be prepared by practicing an escape plan ahead of time—get out and stay out.
Safehome is a free service offered by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services which is designed to assist householders to recognise fire and safety hazards in and around the home. Sponsored by NRMA Insurance, the intent of the program is to reduce death, injury and property damage due to home fires and accidents throughout Queensland.
All homes have different requirements but a visit should take no longer than 45 minutes and end with a number of recommendations for you to consider.
If you are interested in this free service fill out the online form or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).