What is the SABRE Program?
The Smoke Alarm and Battery Replacement (SABRE) program assists seniors and people with a disability who are vulnerable in the case of a fire because they are not able to install and/or maintain their smoke alarms.
Firefighters can visit the residence at an arranged time to install a battery-operated smoke alarm or replace existing smoke alarm batteries at no cost. The resident must supply the battery-operated smoke alarm or batteries. Firefighters can provide home fire safety advice while visiting premises.
Residents who have limited domestic support (no access to family, friends or neighbours who can assist) and are living in their own or privately rented home in FRNSW fire district are eligible for the program. Examples are:
* frail aged people (aged over 65),
* people with disabilities, or
* people who are already receiving community assistance and services.
How can I Access the Program?
Eligible residents should contact their local fire station on an annual basis to get assistance. If your smoke alarm 'chirps' earlier, this may indicate a low battery level. Look up your local FRNSW fire station number in the Government Section of the White Pages or by following this link: Contact details - Fire & Rescue NSW. Alternatively, contact 1800 151 614.
In an emergency call Triple Zero (000)