Frequently Asked Questions
In this section you will find a number of frequently asked questions, answers and links to other useful resources.
Frequently asked questions
Q: How do I know what standard my house has to be built to if I am in a bush fire zone?
Q: What is the BAL rating based on?
Q: I have limited budget – what should I spend my money on?
Q: Why does the government not provide fire hydrant in every property?
A: Fire hydrants are provided but they are not easy to see. In residential areas, there are fire hydrant points every 50-100 meters, they come in different sizes and designs. The most common cover or surface fitting is one with the letter ‘H’ on the top and may be coloured in yellow. They are not very noticeable and Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters are urging residents and businesses to find the water hydrant on the footpath and street closest to their home or place of work and check its condition. Click the link below for tips for how to make a hydrant near your home easier to find. This will help in case of a fire emergency.
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