Outdoor Fire Safety
Outdoor Fire Safety - Campbelltown City Council
|It is important to remember that staying safe around fire doesn’t just include bushfires and fire risks inside the home. The NSW Rural Fire Service has produced a number of fact sheets to help ensure that you stay safe when having fun outdoors or away from home.|
General barbecue safety
|Barbeques are extremely popular particularly during the warmer months but they can also become potentially dangerous when mixed with carelessness, especially alcohol. |
Simple precautions, pre-planning and care, especially regarding young children is vital. This general barbecue safety fact sheet (PDF, 219KB) provides tips for having a good barbeque.
Holiday camping and caravan fire safety
|Between 2000 and 2005 the NSWFB responded to 366 fires resulting in 35 fire-related injuries involving caravans, campers and recreational vehicles. (Source NSWFB Statistics) |
Unfamiliar surroundings, poor preparation and lack of attention to detail can quickly result in a fire. Simple precautions, prioritising, pre-planning and care can help ensure you have a safe and relaxing holiday. Holiday camping and caravan safety fact sheet (PDF, 225KB)..
Festive season fire safety checklist
|Last year 592 fires in NSW were caused by mechanical failure such as short circuits and faulty plugs. We recommend this simple festive season safety checklist (PDF, 225KB) to assist in keeping your home safe.|
Away from home fire safety checklist
|Fires can and do occur in unoccupied houses and units while people are away taking a break. Following a simple checklist before you leave on holidays may prevent a fire, or minimise fire impact on you and your home (PDF, 223KB) while you are away.|
Boating fire safety
|Fire on board any vessel has the potential to be very dangerous due to the isolation from land and the volatility of on board fuels, ie: petrol, gas etc. |
Operators of all boats should have the necessary safety equipment installed and know how to use it in an emergency. Taking simple precautions in boating fire safety (PDF, 211KB) can help prevent a fire and make your boating safer.
Portable outdoor heaters
|Portable outdoor gas heaters – also known as patio heaters – are a popular way to make outdoor dining possible during the winter months. These heaters are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners but are more widely used by restaurants and outdoor entertainment venues. The following safety tips for portable heaters (PDF, 215KB) should be observed.|