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Test your smoke alarms warning
11:11am Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
THE Dorset Fire Kills campaign is launching its new campaign this coming weekend.
Adopting the line ‘Tick, Tock, Test’, the campaign is encouraging people to test their smoke alarms when they change their clocks.
As part of the Fire Kills campaign, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service is determined to prevent as many deaths as possible and make sure people test their alarms when the clocks change on October 27.
Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they work. With 197 people dying in fires in the home in England last year, and over 70 per cent not being alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm, it is essential that people test their smoke alarms regularly.
Kate Huelin, prevention manager at Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Tick, Tock, Test is straight talking, easy to remember and intrinsically links clock change weekend to testing your smoke alarm.” She added: “By pushing the ‘test’ button on every smoke alarm, you could save the lives of your nearest and dearest – children, parents and friends alike.”