Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a reminder about the importance of working smoke alarms following a recent fire at a home in Warminster.
You are more than twice as likely to die in a fire at home if you haven’t got a working smoke alarm. Smoke alarms are the easiest way to alert you to the danger of fire, giving you precious time to escape. They are cheap, easy to get hold of, and simple to install.
To keep your smoke alarms in good working order, you should:
-Test them once a week, by pressing the test button until the alarm sounds.
-Change the batteries once a year (unless mains powered or fitted with a ten year battery).
-Replace the whole unit every ten years.
-Clean your smoke alarms every three months by using the soft brush of your vacuum cleaner to remove any excess dust.
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