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Timely reminder on importance of working smoke alarms


Date: 25th October, 2016

As the clocks change for the winter this Sunday (30 October), Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding householders of the importance of having working smoke alarms.

Area Manager Jim Mahoney said: “The cold winter weather is now arriving, which means people are lighting fires, switching on their central heating and bringing out electric blankets. Unfortunately, we know that such actions can increase the risk of fire in the home – which is why having smoke alarms fitted and making sure they work is so important.”

Mr Mahoney added: “Smoke alarms are inexpensive and can be bought in DIY stores and at many supermarkets. They should be fitted on every level of your home in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions provided. Get it, install it, check it – it could save your life.”

For longer term protection and peace of mind, it’s a good idea to fit ten year smoke alarms.

The Fire & Rescue Service’s advice is:

Mr Mahoney added: “You’re more than four times as likely to survive a fire if you have working smoke alarms. They can give you and your family the necessary warning to get out in the early stages of a fire, which should in turn allow firefighters to get to you more quickly. We would also encourage people to install carbon monoxide detectors, especially in homes with open fires or gas boilers.”

To request a free Safe and Well visit from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, call free on 0800 038 2323 or visit www.dwfire.org.uk

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