FESA - Fire Safety

This Weeks Episode of Home in WA

Contact:
Mr. Bill Rose

Email:
brose@fesa.wa.gov.au

Website:
http://www.fesa.wa.gov.au

Phone:
08 9323 9000

Fax:
08 9323 9495

Address:
480 Hay Street
Perth WA 6000

Unbeknown to most people, the winter months bring with them increased fire risks.

- residential fires increase by 22% in the winter months
- this is the time we get out our electric blankets and heaters and stock up our pot belly stoves and open fires

However, there are some simple and very effective ways to make sure you are safe.

- correct positioning is vital - ideally place smoke alarms in each bedroom especially if sleeping with the door closed, and don't position them too close to the kitchen or bathroom where cooking fumes and steam can accidentally set them off
- install a safety switch