With the recent cold weather we've had, its caused us all to turn up the heat, put on our gas fires, electric blankets, log burners etc, so I thought I'd make people aware of this. Yes, I know this isnt technically a deal (more of an offer or freebie) but if one person takes out this offer, I know that this post was worth it.
You may have seen the recent awareness campaign on TV; Toxic smoke can kill your child in under a minute
In a house fire, you might think that the smoke would wake you and give you and your family time to escape. But after just two or three breaths of toxic smoke, youre unconscious. Your lungs fill up and you cant breathe. Just like drowning.
The home fire safety check will take about half an hour of your time and could very well save you and your familys lives. When attending, firefighters will be wearing uniforms and carrying identification cards.
The Free Home Fire Safety Check
When you book a home fire safety check, firefighters will visit your home at an allocated time and accompany you around every room in your property with the aim of:
- Identifying and making you aware of the potential risks in your home
- Making sure you know what to do in order to reduce or prevent these risks
- Helping you put together an escape plan in case a fire breaks out in the future
- Ensuring you have a working smoke alarm and if you don't, we will fit a 'free' smoke alarm
I had my Fire Safety Check yesterday. Not only did they fit two smoke alarms for me, they also sat down with my three children and talked about the dangers of starting fires and what to do if they discovered one. Although they already knew this, it really reinforced the message as they were in their uniforms and came in a fire engine.
To book your free Fire Safety Check, click the below link and complete the online formhttps://www.fire.gov.uk/Home+safety/IsYourHomeSafe/HomeVisit.htm
Alternatively, you can find your local fire service here and call them to book a visithttp://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs.php
Government Fire Campaign Video belowhttp://firekills.direct.gov.uk/advert.htm