The Tasmania Fire Service responds to more than 350 house fires each year. Tasmania has one of the highest fire fatality rates per capita in Australia.
The advice in this booklet is designed to keep you and your family safe and protect what you value.
By now, smoke alarms should have detected the fire and alerted your family.
With no warning, the fire goes unchecked. It will quickly take hold, giving off poisonous smoke.
The fire has reached in excess of 800 degrees. All of the contents in the room will be on fire and it will have spread to other rooms in the house.
Call triple zero '000'
If you find yourself in an emergency which is either life threatening or where time is critical, you can contact fire services, police or ambulance:
relayservice.gov.au/making-a-call/emergency-calls/ or relayservice.gov.au
Calls to 106 and 000 are FREE 24 hours a day, every day.