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Fast Fire Facts 
Fast Fire Facts 

Matches and Lighters

Keep matches and lighters out of reach from children. Teach kids they are tools not toys, and they should not play with them.


We offer free, school education programmes and resources, visit www.getfirewise.org.nz

 

Our Fire Awareness Intervention Programme (FAIP) helps to assist where young people are showing a fascination about fire. See our FAIP page

 

 

Guy Fawkes

Keep safe this Guy Fawkes. Light fireworks in an open area. If one doesn’t go off, don’t relight it. Dispose of it safely. And keep a bucket or hose handy. See our Guy Fawkes Fireworks safety page

 

Fire is Fast

Fire can kill in less than 5 minutes. Just a breath of smoke can be fatal.
Working smoke alarms and an escape plan are your only hope. Follow these fire safety tips to keep your home and family fire-safe.

 

Don’t Drink and Fry

Been out for a few and come home hungry? Don’t use a frying pan. Use a microwave instead. Or just grab takeaways.

For more information go to our Inside your home page

 

 

Keep an eye on what you fry

Over a third of house fires start in the kitchen. Never throw water on a pan fire. Cover with a lid then turn off the power or gas. If it fails, call 111. For more information go to our Inside your home page

 

 

BBQ fire safety

Before firing up the barbie, check the fuel line connection isn’t leaking by applying dishwashing liquid to the hose. If it starts foaming, you’ve got a leak. Don’t add flammable liquid to a lit fire, and when you’re finished, douse the ashes and hot coals in water and dispose of them properly. For more information go to our Outside your home page


 

Get your chimney swept

We all love a warm home in winter. But remember to get yoru chimney swept before your first fire. If it’s blocked, poisonous gasses can get pushed back inside. For more information go to our Winter Fire Safety page

 

Dispose of hot ashes safely

Ash can stay hot enough to start a fire for up to 5 days.
To get rid of hot ash properly, soak with water and place in a metal container. For more information go to our Winter Fire Safety page

 

The Heater-Metre Rule

This winter remember the heater-metre rule. Keep furniture, curtains, clothes and children at least one metre away from heaters and fireplaces. For more information go to our Winter Fire Safety page

 

Dryer fire safety

A clothes dryer is a lifesaver in winter. But it can be deadly. Make sure it’s properly ventilated, never overload it and clean the lint filter after each cycle. For more information go to our Winter Fire Safety page

 

A) Working smoke alarms are your only voice

We recommend you install long-life photoelectric smoke alarms. Find out how and where to install smoke alarms here Your only voice

 

And remember, it is now law for rental properties to have working smoke alarms. Find out you rights and responsibilities as a landlord and tenant. For more information go to our Smoke alarms in rentals page

 

Also watch video: https://youtu.be/nvx1CWTNwnk

B) Te reo working smoke alarms are your only voice

For more information go to our Inside your home page