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Fire in the Home

1 June marks the first day of winter and with that comes a fire safety reminder to be vigilant in the home.

A fire can engulf an entire room within four minutes.

Watch the video below as a Fire Investigation Officer takes a tour through a fire damaged home.

 

 Video: After the Fire - Fire Investigation Walk Through

 

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

Download Home Fire Safety Guide FESA Home Fire Safety Video
 
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