Residents owe lives to smoke detectors
SMOKE alarms save lives.
It’s one of the most well-known fire safety messages, but Acting Inspector Chris Martial of the Goondiwindi area command said working smoke alarms likely contributed to saving lives during a St George house fire last week.
“When crews arrived, the top level of the house was well involved (in the fire),” he said.
“Thankfully, all the occupants were notified of the fire in the house due to the fact they had working smoke alarms.”
After fire set off alarms inside the home, it allowed for the safe evacuation of all residents.
Insp Martial said it reaffirmed the importance of having working smoke alarms in every home.
“One of the key messages that we try to enforce is that smoke alarms save lives, so it’s really important that people are familiar with smoke alarm legislation, which has recently changed in Queensland,” he said.
View the changes online at www.fire.qld.gov.au.
RINGS TRUE: Smoke alarms save lives.