Work­ing smoke alarm call

Sunderland Echo - - News -

A hard-hit­ting video dis­cussing a fam­ily’s dra­matic es­cape from a house fire is serv­ing as a re­minder that a work­ing smoke alarm should top ev­ery­one’s Christ­mas list.

The video, pro­duced by Tyne and Wear Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice (TWFRS), in­cludes a record­ing of the orig­i­nal 999 call, with the ter­ror of what was un­fold­ing be­ing de­scribed to the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s Con­trol Room staff.

Area man­ager Lynsey McVay said: “We hope this thought-pro­vok­ing video gets the mes­sage across that – if there’s a fire – work­ing smoke alarms are key to pro­vid­ing the life-sav­ing time to get you and your fam­ily out.

“They should be at the top of ev­ery­one’s Christ­mas lists.

“The ev­i­dence is clear – work­ing smoke alarms give you the best chance to get out of a fire alive.”

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