Fire and Rescue NSW has launched its Winter safety campaign which is all about raising awareness about safety around the home.
Duty Commander at Goulburn, Bruce Dowling says it's important to have a working smoking alarm, have an escape plan if a fire starts and a meeting point such as the front letterbox.
It also helps to have your chimney cleaned and put a screen in front so no logs fall out.
Also check your electric and gas heaters aswell as electric blankets and clean out the filter in the dryer.
If in doubt call an electrician.
For further information head to: https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=9284