Burning Down The House – Here’s How To Avoid It!

The Queensland Fire & Rescue Service Introduce – Safehome. Safehome is an initiative designed to assist householders to conduct a safety and fire awareness inspection of their home. It is a voluntary program whereby you can invite local firefighters to assist with your fire and home safety needs. You will be assisted to recognise fire and safety hazards in and around the home. Once the hazards are identified you can then take steps to eliminate them.

The purpose of the initiative is to eliminate, as much as possible, any fire and safety hazards around the home. The intent is to reduce death and injury and property damage due to home fires and accidents. Firefighters will advise you on correct positioning of smoke alarms and discuss fire safety concerns.

The service is for all people who are concerned with improving safety in their home. If you live in an area serviced by volunteer fire fighters, they will be unable to come to your home to conduct a Safehome visit. However, when you telephone 1300 369 003 you will receive both a Safehome kit and a Bushfire Preparedness package which will assist you make your home safer.

 This is a free service provided by Queensland Fire & Rescue Service in the interest of developing a safer community.

All homes have different requirements but a visit should take no longer than 45 minutes. If you would like to take the opportunity to invite a firefighter into your home for a visit, do so by phoning 1300 369 003.

 It is necessary for the person living in the property to call and book the visit. If you are renting, tenants should book the visit and not Lessors or Agents. If the firefighters recommend making changes to the Property during the visit, such as installing a smoke alarm, the Tenant should raise this with the Lessor or Agent and discuss options.

Source: www.fire.qld.gov.au

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