Consumer Factsheet: Fire Safety - Smoke Alarms
Authors: Joanne Quinn
Published: 30th October 2015
Audience: Consumers, Industry
This factsheet provides residents with information on how they can use smoke alarms more effectively in their home, especially if they might take longer to respond to a fire, or need assistance to safely evacuate. It outlines fire services’ and researchers’ recommendations for the selection, placement and maintenance of smoke alarms for residents of all ages and abilities, and includes a smoke alarm checklist.
This factsheet accompanies Summary Bulletin: Fire Safety – Smoke Alarms 2nd ed.
Table of Contents
Do I need to have smoke alarms?
Where in my home do the smoke alarms need to be?
What are interconnected smoke alarms?
What type of smoke alarms do I need?
How can I stop annoying false alarms?
Do smoke alarms need to be maintained or replaced?
Smoke Alarm Checklist
Where can I find more information?
Specialist Review Panel
|Bryan Molan||3 Bridges Community - HMMS||Industry Panel|
|Dr Janice Herbert||National Seniors Australia||Consumer Panel|
|Greg Killeen||Spinal Cord Injuries Australia||Consumer Panel|
|Keith Shinn||Deafness Forum of Australia||Consumer Panel|
|A/Superintendent Michael Ollerenshaw||Fire & Rescue NSW||Guest Expert Panel|
|Senior Fire Fighter Melanie Rebane||Fire & Rescue NSW||Guest Expert Panel|
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