As the Fire Kills campaign launched on Monday 7 November, the Minister has highlighted the importance of having at least one working smoke alarm in your home and encouraged everyone to test their smoke alarms immediately and then regularly every month.
With analysis of fire data showing that you are at least seven times more likely to die in a fire in the home if you do not have any working smoke alarms, the devices are vital in ensuring that, should a fire start, individuals have valuable time to get out, stay out and call 999.
There were 229 fire-related deaths in the home last year. The Fire Kills campaign hopes that by encouraging everyone to test their smoke alarms straight away, and then every month, more deaths could be prevented.
The campaign is running for one month across outdoor, print, digital, social media and radio to raise awareness during the winter months when there is an increase in fire-related incidents and deaths.
To help keep you and your loved ones safe, follow these simple steps:
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I am Steve Mallows, the owner of thebestofcannock.I have lived in Cannock since moving down from Yorkshire aged 5 years.I am passionate about the Cannock area and helping local businesses. I have a keen...