Smoke Alarms

Fit a smoke alarm and test it regularly

  • Fit smoke alarms on each level of your home - it's the simplest, single step you can take to cut the risk of dying from fire in your home
  • Test the batteries in your smoke alarm every week and change them every year - never remove them
  • Many people killed in house fires are asleep at the time.
  • A smoke alarm will wake you up and give you vital extra time to escape.
  • Costing from as little as £5, there really is no excuse for not having a smoke alarm in your home.

Installing and Maintenance

Did you know?

  • A smoke alarm could save you in a fire

  • 90 people die each year because their smoke alarm is not working

  • Most fires start when people are cooking

  • Every 3 days someone dies from a fire started by a cigarette

  • Broken electrics start about 7,000 fires a year