NSW Smoke Alarms - Its the Law

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Smoke alarms are life-saving devices that provide benefits for occupants. They detect smoke well before any sleeping occupant would and provide critical seconds to implement actions to save life and property.

Smoke alarms are designed to detect fire smoke and emit a loud and distinctive sound to alert occupants of potential danger.

All NSW residents must have at least one working smoke alarm (sometimes mistakenly referred to as "smoke detectors") installed on each level of their home. This includes owner occupied, rental properties, relocatable homes or any other residential building where people sleep.

Fire & Rescue NSW strongly recommend that you install a photoelectric type smoke alarm that is hard wired and interconnected. Hard wired alarms must be fitted by a qualified electrician and all smoke alarms should be tested and cleaned regularly.

In an Emergency Call Triple Zero (000)