Smoke Alarms – Push the button!

In the UK over 80% of the population own smoke alarms, but statistics say that 1 in every 8 of the houses attended by fire and rescue services, the smoke alarm failed to preform, in most cases it was down to a missing or flat battery.Statistically most fires start at night so without a working smoke alarm your chances of survival are hugely reduced.The Governments advice to “Push the button! Not your luck” is sound advice which only takes seconds to do and could save your life.If you don’t have a smoke alarm, buy one today! Prices start around £5 and it could be the best £5 you ever spend.If you have a smoke alarm, check it now! Always keep a spare battery in the drawer and mark a date in your calendar or set a weekly reminder on your phone to “Press the button!”If you need any advice or help with your smoke alarm call your local Fire and rescue Service, they’ll be happy to help.