Wake up! Get a smoke alarm!
A smoke alarm can give you those precious few minutes of warning which could help you and your family to get out safely if a fire broke out in your home. They can cost less than £10 and are simple to install.
You should fit a smoke alarm on each level of your home and test the battery at least once a week, by pressing the test button until the alarm sounds.
Remember to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms every year (unless you have 10 year alarms).
Smoke alarms – what, where and how
In some circumstances North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service will supply smoke alarms free of charge as part of a home fire safety visit.
Book a visit online or contact us via our Fire Safety Advice Line on 01609 788545.
If you are a landlord you must comply with the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015. You can find details here
Remember working smoke alarms save lives!