Every year people die in house fires, most die from inhaling toxic smoke and dangerous fumes. Sadly, most household fires are accidental and preventable.
Fires starting in the bedroom or lounge room account for 73% of all house fire fatalities.(Source: FESA 2010/11 Annual Report)
Losing your home to fire is a devastating experience with huge emotional and financial costs. By installing a smoke alarm in your home and preparing an escape plan you can help protect your family and property.
If a fire starts in your home, never beat the fire as this increases oxygen flow causing it to spread, leave and call triple zero (000) immediately.
Tips to protect your property from fire
For more information go to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services website at