Visual Guide to Home Fire Safety

Visual Guide to
Home Fire Safety
An initiative of the Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania) and the Tasmania Fire Service
Avoid fire risks at home
If you have an emergency phone 000.
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Home Fire Safety
Make sure you can get out of your house
if there is a fire.
If there is a fire in your house,
Crawl low and get out.
Get out and stay out.
Home Fire Safety
3
Change the battery in your smoke alarm when daylight
savings ends. Test your smoke alarm monthly.
Smoke alarms are available for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing. Contact TasDeaf
TTY: 03 6228 1955 or Ph. 1800 982 212
tasdeaf.org.au Email: info@tasdeaf.org.au
Flash receiver
Smoke alarm
Bed vibrating pad
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Home Fire Safety
Keep matches and lighters away from children
Cool a burn under cold running water
20 minutes
Home Fire Safety
5
Make a plan in
case of fire
Sample Plan
Safe Meeting Place
e.g. Letterbox
Front Door
Living Room
Sleeping
Area 2
Sleeping
Area 3
Hall
Dining
Bathroom
& Toilet
Laundry
Kitchen
Back Door
Smoke alarms
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Home Fire Safety
Study
Sleeping
Area 1
Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking.
Home Fire Safety
7
Do not use portable stoves inside.
When using portable stoves, cook outside.
8
Home Fire Safety
Do not store gas bottles inside.
When using gas bottles, store them outside.
Home Fire Safety
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Keep everything 2 metres from the heater.
Protect fires with a guard.
10
Home Fire Safety
Do not overload power points.
Use power boards like this.
Electrical faults contact Aurora 1300 13 2003
Home Fire Safety
11
Turn off electrical items at the power point.
Switch OFF
Check electric blankets and turn them off when
going to sleep.
Switch OFF
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Home Fire Safety
Check lint filters on clothes dryers to prevent fires.
Home Fire Safety
13
Ensure cigarette butts are out.
Don’t smoke in bed.
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Home Fire Safety
Never leave burning candles or
incense unattended.
Home Fire Safety
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for further information on your home fire safety needs
Free-call 1800 000 699
or visit
fire.tas.gov.au
tfseducation.com.au
You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
To contact the Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania)
Phone 03 6221 0999
or visit
mrchobart.org.au/
Email: reception@mrchobart.org.au
Whilst the State Fire Commission has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information contained in this
booklet, the State Fire Commission does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or relevance to the viewer’s
purpose, of the information contained in this booklet and those viewing it for whatever purpose are advised to verify its accuracy
and to obtain appropriate professional advice.   
The State Fire Commission, its officers, employees and agents do not accept any liability, however arising, including liability for
negligence, for any loss or damage resulting from the use of, or reliance upon, the information contained in this booklet. 
© Copyright Tasmania Fire Service 2012
160707_V2/2016
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