Don’t Risk A House Fire Because You Didn’t Know About This


 This post is Sponsored By Fire and Rescue NSW

As the mother of a 3 year old boy who loves anything that moves with flashing lights when I heard that Fire and Rescue NSW was having a state wide Open Day this Saturday to share all the exciting things they do, with activities and education sessions I had to let y’all know.

Not only will your kiddos be up close and personal with firefighters and their amazing engines but they will also learn some really important things about fire safety.

More than 129 fire stations across NSW will be open to the public between 10am-2pm on Saturday, 19th May 2018.

This cold snap is making it clear that winter is nearly upon us and it’s time to get out the warm jackets, woolly blankets and heaters. That’s if you haven’t already!

It’s also the time for slow cooked comfort food, snuggling up in front of an open fire and maybe even roasting a few marshmallows. It’s the stuff childhood memories are made of.

But did you know that winter is also the worst time of year for fires at home? A whopping 60% of fires happen between the months of May and September.

It can take just three minutes for a fire to take hold, but a few simple steps can help you prevent one.  Fire and Rescue NSW wants everyone to keep these fire safety facts and tips in mind:

  • Make sure smoke detectors are installed in your home and are regularly tested.
  • Remember the motto: “Keep Looking When Cooking” – don’t leave stoves, ovens, BBQS or open fires unattended.
  • Be careful when using heaters, both indoor and outdoor, and remember to keep everything “a metre from the heater”.
  • Don’t overload power boards – if they’re working too hard they can catch alight, with potentially tragic consequences.
  • Keep candles away from curtains and other flammable materials, and don’t let them keep burning after you’ve gone to bed or left the home.

If you remember these simple rules, your household is on track for a safe and cosy winter.

Of course, there is much more to learn about keeping your family safe in the event of fire or any other emergency for that matter.  In fact, Fire and Rescue NSW do much more than just put out fires.

From cleaning up chemical spills, attending car accidents, performing rescues and helping out with natural disasters or terrorist threats, firefighters really are prepared for anything. They also deliver education programs, conduct fire safety inspections and assist with humanitarian relief programs.

So many kids want to be firefighters when they grow up but they probably don’t even realise exactly how exciting and varied the job is. How cool would it be to work with robots, drones and highly trained dogs, all in the name of keeping the community safe?!

So make sure you check out the Fire and Rescue NSW state wide Open Day with activities and education sessions.

More than 129 fire stations across NSW will be open to the public between 10am-2pm on Saturday, 19th May 2018.

Kids can even hop on a fire truck and talk to real firefighters about the cool stuff they do.

Plus you can learn more about keeping your family and household fire safe this winter.   You can also check out the Fire and Rescue NSW website for a full range of fact sheets and helpful info about keeping your house fire safe.



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Being a mum to 3 kids (one of them full time at home with me) and trying to juggle everything became pretty crazy.

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