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 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!