Statistics reveal that almost half of all home fires are started in the kitchen, and 43 per cent of all fire fatalities occur in winter.
Fire & Rescue NSW says the key to reducing the risk of fire occurring in your home and to surviving a house fire is to be prepared.
Everyone in your household should understand what risks there are in your home and what to do to minimise them.
FRNSW has a simple safety checklist to help keep homes fire safe this winter. It can be found at www.fire.nsw.gov.au.