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Fires and fire safety

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Fire safety at home - NT.GOV.AU

Tips on preventing and dealing with a fire in your home.

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Fire, electrical safety and children - NT.GOV.AU

Find out how to keep your child safe from electricity and fires in your home.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Safety from fire

Fire is something that we all need to know about. Home fires can cause serious burns and even death, so homes should be as safe as possible from fire.

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Rainwater tanks after a bushfire

Rainwater tanks can be contaminated during a bushfire, either indirectly by ash, smoke, debris or directly by fire and fire fighting activities.

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Camping safety - NT.GOV.AU

Advice on swimming, four-wheel drive trips, boating, fishing and lighting fires while camping in the Northern Territory.

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Minimising the impacts of peat smoke

Western Australias drying climate, combined with increasing groundwater use, has contributed to an escalated occurrence of peat fires in recent years.

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Children's nightclothes

Children's nightclothes are required to have a fire hazard label to help you make safer choices for your children when buying pajamas (pjs).

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Burns prevention: children | Raising Children Network

This essential guide has tips for burns prevention, including keeping children away from fires, heat and hot surfaces inside and outside your home.

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Home safety for kids | Raising Children Network

Ensure home safety for kids with supervision and simple safety precautions. Get practical tips to make your home safe, fun and stimulating for your child.

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Indoor home safety for kids: in pictures | Raising Children Network

This illustrated guide to indoor home safety for kids has information on smoke detectors, safety glass, poisons, safety gates, sharp items and blind cords.

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