With a 'cold-snap' anticipated over the next few days Dubbo Fire Station firefighters are encouraging residents to be mindful of the added risk of home fires during the colder months.
Dubbo Fire Station officer and station commander D Platoon, Chris Cusack says winter is the peak time for home fires and the worst time of year for house fire fatalities.
With the temperature expected to drop, Dubbo firefighters are reminding residents of the simple measures they can take to prevent house fires.
These measures include keeping heatres one metre away from everything else, keep looking when cooking, clean lint from clothes dryers, test your smoke alarms, practice your home escape plan, never use outdoor heating or cooking equipment inside and book a home safety visit with your local firefighters under The Safety Visit Program.
The Safety Visit Program allows firefighters to interact with those most at risk, face to face in the home.
For more information visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au.
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