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1 FIRE SAFETY IN YOUR HOME

2 Every year more than 1,500 fires occur in the home causing millions of dollars in damage and cost five people their lives. Most deaths occur from smoke and toxic fumes. You can improve your safety by taking a few simple steps. 1 Install Smoke Alarms If a house fire occurs, only working smoke alarms can provide the critical early warning needed to save lives and minimise property damage. To ensure smoke alarms work properly, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) encourages householders to test smoke alarms monthly and change batteries annually DFES recommends installing 240 volt mains powered photo-electric smoke alarms by a qualified electrician Ensure installation of all smoke alarms is in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (most manufacturers installation instructions are aligned to this code) If you have mains powered smoke alarms, read the manufacturer s instructions to check if they require back up batteries that need changing Check your smoke alarm s use by date The best level of protection can be gained by installing smoke alarms in each bedroom, in corridors and hallways that lead to exits and the living area. When should I change my smoke alarm battery? How often you need to change your battery will depend on what type of smoke alarm you have. Mains powered smoke alarms and battery powered smoke alarms with a 9 volt battery should be replaced every year. You can replace these batteries yourself. Long life lithium battery powered smoke alarms cannot be opened and the smoke alarm must be replaced every 10 years. Testing Test your smoke alarm every month. Check your smoke alarm by pressing the test button. Use a broom handle if you cannot reach. Hold down the button until you hear the loud alert tone, then release. You may need to press the button again to turn off the alarm. Maintenance The key smoke alarm maintenance routines are: Check your smoke alarm for a build up of dust and cobwebs and clean with a vacuum cleaner at least every six months Vacuum with a soft brush attachment around the smoke alarm vents Use a surface insect spray around the smoke alarm to prevent insects nesting inside it Never paint over or cover your smoke alarm. Smoke alarm legislation requires homes and rental properties have mains powered smoke alarms professionally installed before they can be sold or tenanted DFES recommends you install a photo-electric smoke alarm, preferably 240 volt mains powered.

3 2 Develop an Security Escape Plan If a fire does start in your home you need to be able to escape as quickly and as safely as possible. Spend a few minutes with your family thinking about how you would leave your home if a fire started. As a family, draw up an escape plan on paper and practice it once a year Identify more than one way out of every room (including windows), if possible Decide on a safe place outside the home for everyone to meet such as the letter box Make sure security doors can be unlocked quickly from the inside Consider family members with special needs (eg. very young, elderly and infirmed) Consider an escape route for your pets Once outside do not go back in. Dial triple zero (000) and wait for firefighters to arrive. Door Dining Room Kitchen Bedroom Laundry Bathroom Car Letterbox (meeting place Hall Lounge Toilet Bedroom Bedroom Door SMOKE ALARM 3When installing security always select a licensed installer and check their identification. Doors External doors should be well constructed with a solid centre, quality deadlocks with the same key to all doors Keyed slide bolts for glass sliding doors Security screen doors need to conform to AS2803 Leave a key in the deadlock when at home as long as it cannot be seen from outside. If the lock is visible from the outside, locate the key in a secure place nearby so you can make a quick exit. s Install approved window locks and security window screens to AS4604 Use safety film applied to the glass or laminated glass Install external roller shutters. Security Systems Use an alarm system that conforms to AS2201 and ensure it is installed by a licensed installer and connected to smoke alarms.

4 4 Home Heating Appliances Fixed heating systems should only be installed by a qualified person to ensure all standards have been met. Heaters should be checked once a year to make sure they are in working order, worn out electrical cords and plugs should be replaced immediately All flammable material should be at least one metre away from heaters and open fires Use only heating appliances that meet approved standards. 5 Open Fires Chimney and Flue Fires Open fires should be guarded by a fine mesh screen to prevent sparks and logs rolling out. Never leave children unsupervised near heaters or open fireplaces Extinguish all flames and embers completely before going to bed or leaving the house Never use combustible liquids to light open fires or combustion stoves, use firelighters instead Ensure ash is completely cool and no embers remain before disposal. 6 7 Ash and soot can build up on the inside of the flue, which must be removed regularly as it can ignite causing a chimney or flue fire. In most cases, flames can be seen shooting out of the top of the chimney. Check the heater, fireplace brickwork, chimney and flue before lighting the first fire of the year to make sure it is clean. This should be done for all metal and standard brick chimneys Additives can be purchased from your local hardware store to put in the fire to reduce residue while it is burning Check the surrounding fireplace brickwork for cracks which will allow a fire to creep through Flues passing through the ceiling and roof space should have double or triple skins to stop radiant heat igniting roof timbers or insulation All wood heaters should be installed and maintained by an experienced business or tradesperson. Fire Safety in the Kitchen The majority of house fires start in the kitchen, so be careful when cooking. Never leave food unattended on a stove Avoid wearing loose clothing with dangling sleeves as these can easily catch alight Never hang items such as tea towels near stoves or on cooking appliances Turn off cooking appliances after use Switch off all kitchen appliances after use Clean and maintain cooking appliances, exhaust fans and rangehood filters Take care when cooking with fats and oils If oil or fat catches alight: Turn off the heat source Do not move flaming oil or fat Cover with a lid, wooden chopping board, fire blanket, or an extinguisher, if available Never use water as the burning fat will explode and cause the fire to spread Dial triple zero (000) and leave the house.

5 8 Fire Safety and Smoking After kitchen fires, the next biggest cause of house fires is from smoking materials. Do not smoke in bed. It is easy to fall asleep and have the cigarette set the bedding or your nightwear alight Never leave lit cigarettes unattended Keep matches and cigarette lighters out of reach of children Use an ashtray. If placing a cigarette butt directly into a bin or other container, ensure it has been completely extinguished first Before emptying ashtrays into the bin, ensure all of the ash has been extinguished Always empty ashtrays into outside bins. 9 Candles, Lighters and Oil Burners Never leave children unattended with candles, lighters or matches. Always extinguish candles and oil burners before going to sleep or leaving the room Place candles and oil burners in draft free areas and clear of any combustible materials such as paper, curtains, and clothing Place candles and oil burners on stable, uncluttered heat resistant surfaces away from open windows curtains and blinds Keep lighters and matches out of the reach of children and store them away from heat and direct sunlight Do not tamper with or remove child resistant mechanisms on lighters. 10 Stop, Drop, 11 Fire Blankets Cover and Roll and Extinguishers Stop, Drop, Cover and Roll if a person s clothing catches on fire. They should immediately STOP, running will fan the flames DROP to the ground Once on the ground, the person should COVER their face with their hands to prevent burns and not breath in Then, ROLL back and forth on the ground to extinguish the fire To assist a person with burning clothing, roll them back and forth on the ground, or smother the flames with a fire blanket DO NOT beat the flames as this will cause the fire to get bigger. Fire blankets and extinguishers can be used to extinguish small fires in the home, caravan, boat or garage. Only purchase equipment that meets Australian Standards. Install fire blankets in or near your kitchen but not too close to a stove or cooktop Fire blankets should only be used once before being replaced A Dry Powder fire extinguisher is the most common one used in homes, however, using the wrong type of extinguisher can have disastrous consequences. Check what fire extinguisher you should have in your home by visiting Dry Powder fire extinguishers have a white band around the cylinder.

6 12 Dealing with a Fire in Your Home If a fire does start in your home: Assist or alert any people in danger, but only if safe to do so If you are unable to easily put out the fire, close the door to contain the fire to one room and slow it from spreading Keep down low, the cleanest air to breathe is close to the floor as smoke rises. Staying below one metre, crawl to the nearest safe exit If you need to pass through a closed door, feel it with the back of your hand before opening. If it is hot use another way to get out Leave your home and call triple zero (000) immediately. Give the following details of your address: 1. Property Number 2. Street Name 3. Suburb 4. Nearest intersection 5. Any other relevant details 6. Hang up last Alert neighbours as necessary. Do not re-enter a burning house under any circumstances. Check that everyone has been able to get out, and wait for firefighters to arrive.

7 Only working Smoke Alarms Save Lives The information contained in this brochure is provided by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) voluntarily as a public service. This brochure has been prepared in good faith and is derived from sources believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of publication. Nevertheless, the reliability and accuracy of the information cannot be guaranteed and DFES expressly disclaims any liability for any act or omission done or not done in reliance on the information and for any consequences, whether direct or indirect, arising from such act or omission. This brochure is intended to be a guide only and readers should obtain their own independent advice and make their own necessary inquiries. March 2013 Government of Western Australia Department of Fire and Emergency Services Emergency Services Complex 20 Stockton Bend, Cockburn Central WA 6164 GPO Box P1174 Perth WA 6844 T: F: E: W: Version 4 March 2013 DFES13287

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