21 Jun 2011
I’ve written a few blogs so far this year about keeping our Casula homes nice and warm for winter, but while it’s nice to have our heaters on at this time of year, we need to be aware of the increased fire risks involved when using heating appliances.
So to help make sure that the Casula community stays safe during these cooler months, I thought I’d share some tips on how to keep your home fire safe.
Make sure that you have smoke alarms in your home and that they’re all in working order.
Before using heaters (especially old ones) check that they’re still in good condition and free of dust.
Don’t leave heating appliances on when you’re not around and be careful not to place them near any flammable materials, i.e. newspapers of magazines.
If you have a chimney, it should be checked and swept out annually.
It’s a good idea to make sure that you and your family have a home fire-escape plan in place. A fire-ready family is a fire-safe family, so educate yourself and be prepared in case of a fire at your home. A great place to find fire safety information is www.nswfb.nsw.gov.au.
The above are just some fire safety tips that Casula residents should be aware of. It’s very important to educate yourself about fire risks though and avoid them wherever possible.