Have you tested your smoke alarm?
The festive season is here, and many of you will be putting up Christmas decorations. Decorations and candles, are common in any home and at this time of year-can pose an additional fire risk.
Every year the fire and rescue service is called to over 600,000 fires which result in over 800 deaths and over 17,000 injuries. About 50,000 (140 a day) of these are in the home and kill nearly 500 and injure over 11,000, many which could have been prevented if people had an early warning and were able to get out in time. In fact you are twice as likely to die in a house fire that has no smoke alarm than a house that does.
So can you please take your time now to go and check your smoke alarms.