Alarm­ing in­stal­la­tion

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Own­ers of older vil­las in Dubai have been urged to in­stall a new type of smoke de­tec­tor. Dubai Civil De­fence has launched a cam­paign to urge peo­ple liv­ing in old vil­las to in­stall the new smoke de­tec­tors, which can help to save lives from smoke in­hala­tion if a fire starts while res­i­dents are sleep­ing. Ma­jor Gen­eral Rashid Thani Al Ma­troushi, Direc­torate Gen­eral of Civil De­fence, said smoke is the main rea­son for death dur­ing fires. He added: “Smoke is the silent killer in fires as 70 per cent of peo­ple die due to suf­fo­ca­tion while they are asleep. Peo­ple al­ways es­cape from the flames but they don’t know smoke is more dan­ger.” The rec­om­mended sys­tem has de­tec­tors in all rooms and is linked with a Blue­tooth sys­tem. So if one de­tec­tor starts it alerts the oth­ers.

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