Fire Rescue Victoria

Fire Safety at FRV


Thank you for thinking about you and your family’s fire safety.

Click on the useful links below to read FRV’s advice:

Smoke alarms are a bedroom essential

FRV recommends installing smoke alarms in all bedrooms. You lose your sense of smell when you are asleep, so if you don’t have a working smoke alarm in your room and your door is closed, you may not be alerted and wake up in time to escape safely.

Find out more

Only working smoke alarms save lives

Fires are fast. A small fire can spread to an entire room in minutes.

Without a smoke alarm a fire is more likely to damage or destroy your property. It is also more likely to cause serious injury or death.

When you are asleep you lose your sense of smell. A working smoke alarm will wake you if there is smoke.

You can learn more through our smoke alarms brochure. Copies of this brochure in 21 languages other than English are available in the 'resources in languages other than English' tab.

Find out more

Home Fire Prevention

Evacuation plans, cooking, powerboards and more! Learn about FRV's fire safety advice for all the rooms in your home.

Find out more

Home Fire Safety Booklet

Download the home fire safety booklet today! Language translations are also available.

Find out more

Home Fire Escape Plan and Triple Zero (000)

Home Fire Escape Plans are as necessary as smoke alarms for you and your family.  Every household should have a home fire escape plan. Practice it regularly.

Find out more
Bushfire safety

Bushfire and grassfire safety

Bushfire and grassfires can occur in urban areas. These fires are dangerous and can travel very fast. Learn about the current advice from FRV.

Find out more

Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Ratings

The Fire Danger Rating has changed. Make sure you are updated on the latest Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Ratings.

Find out more

Smoking and home fire safety

Smoking is a leading cause of house fire deaths in Australia, with many fires starting due to unsafe smoking behaviours. If you are a smoker, Victorian fire services recommend you take the below actions to minimise your risk of starting a house fire.

Find out more

Rental Fire Safety and Smoke Alarms Legislation

All Victorian homes must have smoke alarms. Rental providers (landlords) must make sure that smoke alarms are properly installed and working.

Find out more

Reviewed 21 September 2022

Was this page helpful?