Smoke alarms!

Home » Newsroom » Smoke alarms!

British Summer Time is coming!

Cheshire residents are being urged to check their smoke alarms as they prepare to turn the clocks forward on Sunday 27th March 2016.

Smoke alarms

Smoke alarms have been responsible for detecting many of the 60,000 house fires that we are called out to each year. Many of the deaths that occur each year could be avoided if you look after your smoke alarm.

Fires

Recently there has been a 30% increase in cases where a smoke alarm didn't work because the battery was disconnected, missing or needed replacing.

Smoke alarms are cheap, at less than £5, and available in DIY stores and at many supermarkets. Always make sure that they meet the British Standard 5446 Part 1, have a 'KITEMARK' and that they are fitted in accordance with the instructions provided.

Book a home safety check

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will conduct a free home safety check of homes in Cheshire.
If you live in Cheshire, you can arrange for a Firefighter or a Community Safety Advocate to visit your home.
During the visit advice will be given on how to make your home safer, what to do in the event of a fire and what to do if you are trapped by a fire.

Free smoke alarms will also be fitted (if needed) with an explanation on how to maintain it correctly.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Waste Disposal Site in Chester
Tue 02 Mar 6:00am  |  hits: 120

We have been informed that recycling centres are dealing with an influx of visitors. Please only visit the sites if your journey is essential. Kerbside garden waste collections have resumed. There are currently long queues for the Household Waste Recycling centres. Sites close promptly at 4pm. Please be aware that you will not gain entry after 4pm regardless of the size of the queue and you may...

daffodils, spring, flowers
Mon 01 Mar 6:00am  |  hits: 118

Back at a time before the A51 Tarvin Bypass was built, the land presently occupied by the woodland was all farmed fields — with not a daffodil in sight. Following the completion of the bypass in 1984, the part-fields nearest to the village were landscaped to an extent by the Highways Agency and thereafter planted with some trees to help with sound mitigation — after which they...

The Cornichon
Fri 26 Feb 6:00am  |  hits: 68

We recently became aware that some Tarvin residents were concerned over the apparent closure of some of our local businesses. We all know that there are currently government imposed restrictions on which shops can be open to trade. Even allowing for this the recent closure of Greenacre Garage was a cause of concern.We have been told that this is due to an unfortunate case of Covid-19 and hence...