Valentine’s Day – Protect those you love

Every year the Fire and Rescue Service is called to over 600,000 fires which result in over 800 deaths and over 17,000 injuries.

About 50,000 (140 a day) of these are in the home and kill nearly 500 and injure over 11,000, many which could have been prevented if people had an early warning and were able to get out in time. In fact you are twice as likely to die in a house fire that has no smoke alarm than a house that does.

So for this Valentine’s Day, why not make sure that you have checked and cleaned your smoke alarms and replaced the batteries.

And if you haven’t got any smoke alarms, why not get them fitted?

The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service offer a “Home Fire Safety Check” and you may be entitled to free smoke alarms.


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