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Smoke alarms

Wake up! Get a smoke alarm!

smoke_alarmA 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 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. The list below details these circumstances:

  • aged 60 and above
  • visually or hearing impaired
  • living alone
  • living in social housing
  • physically or mentally impaired
  • in receipt of benefits
  • living in non traditional accommodation eg. caravans or houseboats
  • single parent families

When you contact North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service to request a home fire safety visit, you will be told if you are eligible to receive a smoke alarm free of charge, or whether a donation will be sought to cover the cost of the unit.

Book a visit online or contact us via our Fire Safety Advice Line on 01609 788545.

 Remember working smoke alarms save lives!

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