SABRE Program

What is SABRE?

The SABRE (Smoke Alarm Battery Replacement) program is designed to support the elderly and people with disabilities, residing in their own homes and that have limited domestic support, to live independently and remain valuable assets in the community. 

The program sees NSW Fire Brigades firefighters assist senior citizens and people with disabilities in the maintenance of their fire safety devices primarily their battery operated smoke alarms, free of charge.

SABRE will also enable local NSW Fire Brigade firefighters to provide safety advice whilst visiting the SABRE client’s premises and to also get a better understanding of client needs.

What are the benefits of the SABRE Program?

The SABRE Program will enhance community confidence, quality of life and safety by minimising the impact of emergency incidents upon the most 'at risk' groups in the community. The SABRE program is designed to increase awareness and provide education to the elderly and people with disabilities to save both life and property.

How do I become involved?

Contact your local Fire Station regarding installation of your battery operated smoke alarms:

  • Ryde - Phone: 9808 2798
  • Eastwood - Phone: 9858 4457

For more information visit the Fire and Rescue NSW website.