What is Safehome?
Safehome is an initiative designed to assist householders to conduct a safety and fire awareness inspection of their home. It is a voluntary program whereby you can invite local firefighters to assist with your fire and home safety needs. You will be assisted to recognise fire and safety hazards in and around the home. Once the hazards are identified you can then take steps to eliminate them.
What is the purpose of Safehome?
The purpose of the initiative is to eliminate, as much as possible, any fire and safety hazards around the home.
The intent is to reduce death and injury and property damage due to home fires and accidents. Firefighters will advise you on correct positioning of smoke alarms and discuss fire safety concerns.
Who is Safehome available to?
All people who are concerned with improving safety in their home. If you live in an area serviced by volunteer fire fighters, they will be unable to come to your home to conduct a Safehome visit. However, when you telephone 13 QGOV (13 74 68) you will receive both a Safehome kit and a Bushfire Preparedness package which will assist you make your home safer.
What is the cost to the householder?
This is a free service provided by Queensland Fire & Rescue Service in the interest of developing a safer community.
How long will a visit take?
All homes have different requirements but a visit should take no longer than 45 minutes.
How to book a visit?
If you would like to take the opportunity to invite a firefighter into your home for a visit, do so by phoning
13 QGOV (13 74 68)
It is necessary for the person living in the property to call and book the visit. If you are renting, tenants should book the visit and not lessors/agents. If the firefighters recommend making changes to the property during the visit, such as installing a smoke alarm, the tenant should raise this with the lessor/agent and discuss options.
Please view the Safehome Radio Advertisement here
Last reviewed October 2012