Fire Safe At Home

Fire Safe at Home is an initiative of the Tasmania Fire Service in collaboration with aged, community and disability services/agencies to assist and support the most at risk people in our community who are ‘at risk’ of home fires. By identifying fire hazards in and around the home and then eliminating risks as much as possible, we can work together to assist people be safer in their home. The intent is to reduce death and injury and property damage due to home fires and accidents.

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How the participants are identified

Participants in the program are primarily identified and referred by health, aged, disability and community care workers throughout Tasmania, such as:
• My Aged Care Assessment team members
• Occupational Therapists
• Home Care Workers
• Community Nurses
• Community Health Social Workers
• Older Person Mental Health Practitioners
• Aged Care Navigators, consultants, and case managers

How Fire Safe at Home works

A service or agency staff member as the ‘referring agent’ submits client details on an electronic referral form. If eligible the client will be contacted about whether a home fire safety check best suits them. After the home fire safety check, a report will describe identified hazards, safety risks and ways the agent can support their client to be more fire safe in their home. If required, a smoke alarm or multiple alarms may be installed. Smoke alarm/s installed at the time of the home fire safety check, will be the responsibility of the client, and/or the referring agency/service, to make sure smoke alarm/s are regularly maintained and/or replaced if faulty or past the expiration date.

Referral to the Fire Safe at Home program does not transfer responsibility for identified client risk.

Eligibility criteria

The person being referred must be a ‘client’ of an aged, community health and disability service/agency and have no other reasonable means of installing smoke alarm/s themselves i.e. family, friends, fire safety business or a home maintenance service.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fire Safe at Home program

Home Fire Risk Assessment form

Use this form to evaluate a person’s characteristics and behaviours that could pose fire risks that may impact their capacity to evacuate and understand personal safety. Assessment form

For more information contact or phone 1800 000 699

All information collected from referrals to the Fire Safe at Home program is secure, confidential and is not shared with other agencies without permission from the client. Security of information is in accordance with the DPFEM Personal Information Management Guidelines and the DPFEM Information Security Policy.