Protecting you and your family
What would happen in the event of a fire in your home?
Hopefully you have a working smoke alarm fitted, which would sound an alarm and allow you to escape safely.
Then maybe this should be on your to do list for this weekend.
Did you know that:
- 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.
Source: Greater Manchester Fire Service
Keep your home and family safe
- Get a smoke alarm.
- Put it up.
- Check it works.
Smoke alarms save lives. A simple smoke alarm can be purchased from as little as £5.
Once fitted you need to test the alarm each week by pressing the test button until the alarm sounds. Twice a year vacuum the alarm to remove dust and replace the batteries annually.
Another deadly invisible killer is Carbon Monoxide.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is poisonous, colourless, tasteless and odourless. It is produced when carbon (including gas, wood, oil or barbecue coals) is burned with insufficient oxygen to produce carbon dioxide.
Carbon Monoxide poisoning happens when gas is breathed in, even at very low levels it can be deadly.
The six main symptoms that can occur with carbon monoxide poisoning are:
- Loss of consciousness
Carbon Monoxide alarms are more expensive than smoke alarms (around £20) but could save your life! If you use gas for heating/cooking or have a wood burner then please consider fitting a CO Alarm.