Home Fire Safety - Tips - A list of suggestions created by Aussie Home Inventories to assist you in taking neccessary steps to reduce the risk of fire in your home. Helping you to prepare, plan and protect your family, home, property and contents.
Aussie Home Inventories - Helping You To Increase Your Family's Awareness Of The Threat Of Fire. Increasing Your Fire Safety Planning & Protection.
Home Fire Safety - Tips
Do not give fire a place to start in your home.
Establish and draw a fire escape plan. This is best posted in an obvious place, ie the fridge for everyone to visualise and memorise.
Establish two escape routes from each room of the home if possible.
Mark designated escape windows for infants and the elderly.
Establish regular fire drills. The more you rehearse, the less panic stricken a child maybe.
Establish a designated safe meeting place, outside your home.
Establish a simple fire alarm signal, to be used by your family.
Install a smoke alarm to provide early warning of fire and smoke. [Regulation in NSW]. Test on a regular basis, ie 3 months and replace the batteries, once a year.
Close all bedroom and hall doors during sleeping hours.
Make sure all escape windows and doors open easily and are regularly checked.
Place a rope or ladder in a convenient location to allow escape from the second floor.
In case of fire do not waste time getting possessions and valuables. Just get out of the home!
Call 000 from a safe location.
Instruct children how to test doors for heat and smoke before opening.
Make sure the keys to locked doors are easily & readily accessible.
Carefully open doors during the fire and be in a position to close them immediately.
Crouch close to the floor to avoid the deadly gasses and heat, that rise.
Above all - Stay Calm & Don't Panic!
Fire Safety Information
Outside Meeting Area:
Fire Department Telephone Number:
Fire Department Location:
Home Fire Extinguisher Location: Nearest Fire Hydrant:
Buddy System Pairs:
A: B: C: D:
Special Assignments [Helping infants / elderly or lowering ladder]
Duty: Name: Duty: Name: Duty: Name: Duty: Name:
Fire Drill Schedule [6 Months] Date: Date: Date
Important! - You and your family's future depend on being prepared. By establishing & following a simple set of rules in your home, you may have a material loss, but prevent a tragic loss!
Make sure all property and contents are correctly recorded and documented in a Home Inventory. Keep this invaluable document stored off-site in a safe place, in the banks safe. For Home Inventory documentation whilst in the home during updating, store the inventory in a Fire Data Safe.