Simon Corbbell, the NRMA, and the fire brigade are running a winter home fire safety campaign here’s the skinny:
- — Install smoke alarms and regularly check they are working;
— Never ever leave cooking unattended;
— Everyone knows how to safely exit your home if there is a fire;
— Keep curtains, tablecloths and bedding away from portable heaters;
— Keep wet clothing at least 1 metre from heaters or fireplaces and never leave unattended;
— Clean the lint filter every time before you use a clothes dryer;
— Check electric blankets for damage or frayed cords and never leave them on when no one is home;
— Only use one appliance per power point and switch off when not in use; and
— Keep candles away from flammable materials and always extinguish them before going to bed.
All fine except the second last. Like hell.