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You can't smell smoke in your sleep. Only working smoke alarms save lives.

Published on Monday, 17 June 2024 at 2:06:14 PM

Smoke alarms are the first line of defence in the event of a fire in your home. They provide a reliable and cost-effective early warning, giving people crucial time to react and evacuate safely. Maintaining your smoke alarms ensures they are in working order when needed most.

  • Smoke alarms are your first line of defence in a fire, providing a reliable early warning to fire in your home. By having them in place, you significantly reduce your risk of injury or death from fire.
  • A fire can spread through a modern home in less than five minutes making early warning critical for a safe escape.
  • Maintaining your smoke alarms ensures they work when you need them most. Take a few minutes to test and clean them regularly – it could save your life.
  • For smoke alarms with replaceable 9-volt batteries, change the battery every year. It's a small action that packs a big safety punch.
  • All smoke alarms need replacing every 10 years from their date of manufacture, regardless of their type or model.
  • Encourage your family, friends, and neighbours to participate. If you have elderly neighbours, extend a helping hand by offering to check their smoke alarms.

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