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Fire safety

  • Smoke alarms Smoke alarms

    The law requires that all homes and units throughout Utopia to be fitted with smoke alarms. Utopia Fire & Emergency Services recommends all residential properties be fitted with photoelectric smoke alarms.

  • Fire permits Fire safety

    In Utopia, it is illegal to light a fire in the open without a permit. Lighting fires can also be restricted by fire danger periods, local fire bans and state of fire emergency bans.

  • Fire safety Fire safety

    When it comes to keeping your home and family safe from fires, whether they are house fires or bush fires, prevention is key.

  • Building in bushfire prone areas Bushfire

    Utopia has adopted the Australian Standard for the Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas AS3959 which sets out the requirements for all new buildings in bushfire-prone areas.

  • Bushfire alerts

    There are three types of bushfire alert messages; advice, watch and act and emergency warning.

  • Bushfire survival plan

    Your bushfire survival plan details how to prepare and what action you will take if threatened by a bushfire.

  • Neighbourhood safer places

    Information about making your neighbourhood safer places.

  • Fire danger rating

    Fire danger rating (FDR) is an assessment of the potential fire behaviour and an indicator of potential danger.

  • Preparing your home for a bushfire

    There are measures you can take to prepare your home and property for bushfires. These preparations must be done annually prior to the bushfire season.

Last updated
14 December, 2011

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