Keeping our community safe starts with preparation on several levels.

We take fire prevention in homes and surrounding bushland very seriously. Everyone shares a responsibility to keep our homes and local environment as safe and prepared as possible. Here you’ll find information on how you can contribute and stay safe.

Home fire safety

Fire + Rescue NSW information has great fact sheets with quick and easy fire safety tips to help guide you in preventing common fires in your home and outdoors. 

By law, smoke alarms must be installed in all buildings in NSW where people sleep. You must also have at least one working smoke alarm on each level of your home (ideally placed in hallways near bedrooms). Learn about their maintenance to ensure they are working when you need them. Test your smoke alarm batteries every month by pressing and holding the test button for at least five seconds until you hear the beeps. See other maintenance tips

All multi-unit housing, commercial and industrial building’s essential fire safety measures must be inspected annually by an appropriately qualified person and a Fire Safety Statement issued to Council and Fire and Rescue NSW. Failure to comply is an offence and heavy penalties apply.

Bush fire safety

We all love living in Northern Beaches’ beautiful native bushland. However our natural environment does come with the risk of bush fires.

We all need to be prepared and the Rural Fire Service (RFS) can help with advice and information on hazard reduction burning, current bush fire alerts and planning.

You can check if your property is in bush fire prone area (and flood and coastal erosion risk) on our hazards map and find out what you can do to make your home safe and ready for a bush fire.