30 October, 2023
Check your smoke alarms!
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is urging NSW residents to check their smoke alarms
FRNSW Superintendent Adam Dewberry says that "Smoke alarms provide early warning in the event of a fire and therefore increase your chances of survival."
In the case of homes or buildings which are rented, it is the landlord's legal responsibility to install smoke alarms.
The minimum requirement is for one working smoking alarm to be installed on every level of the premises, be less than 10 years old, and checked at least once every 12 months by a suitably-qualified person.
At this stage, it's not yet known if the deceased man owned or was a tenant of the property.