The Reduce the Risk presentation is designed to:
- Increase awareness of the common causes of fires in the home
- Increase understanding of the ways of preventing and dealing with fire emergencies
- Encourage people to become better prepared to deal with a house fire
Sessions begin with a general discussion of house fires - how house fires start as well as participants sharing experiences of a house fire they know about or may have experienced themselves.
Participants then take part in an activity to consider fire risks that may occur in different rooms of the house and steps they can take to reduce or minimise these fire risks.
The group is given an opportunity to develop a home fire escape plan and shown how to change a smoke alarm battery.
The session concludes with a demonstration of how to use a fire blanket and fire extinguisher.
Sessions are delivered free of charge and take between 1 to 2 hours. CFA presenters are available to attend community groups during the day or in the evening.
To book a presentation or for further information, contact the Community Education Co-ordinator at your nearest CFA Region office.