NSW police and firefighters are reminding Milton-Ulladulla residents to remain vigilant with their home security and fire precautions as the holiday season continues.
With families preparing to go away for the Christmas and New Year break, locals are reminded to review their home security and safety measures thieves and fire hazards.
NSW Police spokesperson on Crime Prevention, detective acting superintendent Carlene Mahoney, reminded the community that thieves don’t take holidays.
“This is the time of year when families are preparing to relax and enjoy Christmas with their loved ones,” she said.
“A few simple steps can ensure your celebrations are memorable for all the right reasons.”
“If you’re going away this holiday season it’s important to consider your security arrangements now to ensure you don’t become the victim of opportunistic criminals.
“These measures can be as simple as using key-operated locks on all windows and doors so it’s more difficult to gain entry.”
The public are warned thieves can strike at any time but most intruders hope to avoid confrontations.
“It’s also a good idea to limit the information you post on social media about your holiday,” detective acting superintendent Mahoney said.
“If you are celebrating at home, secure doors and windows in areas that are unoccupied, especially parts of the house visible from the street.”
Fire & Rescue NSW deputy commissioner Jim Hamilton said families should also adopt safety precautions to protect your property from fire hazards.
“This includes small strategies like switching off and disconnecting non-essential electrical appliances and IT equipment,” Deputy Commissioner Hamilton said.
“We also urge people to test your smoke alarms and change batteries, if required, to ensure they’re functioning properly.”
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