The $400,000 message from the Labor Govt
A $400,000 investment has prompted Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher to remind residents to have a home fire escape plan this winter.
Mr Butcher said the Palaszczuk Labor Government had invested $400,000 in a new fire safety campaign designed to ensure every Gladstone resident knows what to do in the event of a fire in their home.
"Every winter our firies are busy dealing with house fires due to the increased use of heating appliances. That's it's vital that everyone has a home fire escape plan and practices it regularly," Mr Butcher said
"The 'Get Out. Fire About.' campaign is all about encouraging residents to plan ahead. A fire escape plan is just as essential as a photoelectric smoke alarm - they can both mean the difference between life and death."
Mr Butcher has also encouraged locals to talk to their extended family and friends about home fire safety.
"The Palaszczuk Government is committed to eliminating house fire fatalities, but the firies need everyone's help," Mr Butcher said.
"I don't want you to have to learn about fire safety by mistake - but the reality is that's often how it happens."
The 'Get out, fire about!' campaign will be rolled out online, on social media and through radio stations across Queensland from today.
To learn more about fire escape plans and view the advertisement visit here.
QFES also offers a free service to assist residents with fire safety around their home. To book your Safehome visit, call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).