10. Fire and its impacts

10.3 What can you do

ACT Fire & Rescue advises that all homes should be fitted with working smoke alarms. Smoke alarm batteries should be changed at least once a year. A good time to do this is at the end of daylight saving.

It is a good idea to have a home fire escape plan so everybody knows what to do if a fire occurs. Crawl low under smoke where there is fresh air, and check doors for heat before opening them. Everybody should agree on a meeting point outside the front of the house, such as at the letterbox.

You can go HERE for extensive information about bushfires and advice on what you and your household can do to reduce the risks and impact of fire.