Fire chiefs new call to test smoke alarms
Residents are being urged to test their fire alarms to ensure their house is safe at the beginning of 2013.
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service made the plea for residents to ensure the smoke alarms are in full working order as part of their new year resolutions.
Andy Tucker, risk manager at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue, said: “At this time of year, many will bethinkingofwhattheycan do - big or small - to make a fresh start and improve their lives, homes and wellbeing. A smoke alarm can offer vital protection for youandyourlovedones, but most people simply fit and forget – they don’t knowif it might be coming to the end of its lifespan.”
Residentsshouldtestthe battery life of alarms regularly, andensureatleastone alarm is fitted on each level of their home, especially where there are electrical appliances.