7 Oct 2011
Everton Park households can expect to get a reminder in their letterboxes soon about the importance of smoke alarms in the home.
Apparently 10 percent of Australian properties don’t have smoke alarms installed in their homes, which has prompted the State Government and the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service to launch a $600,000 campaign to highlight the necessity to have smoke alarms in the home.
The simple fact is that smoke alarms help save lives, so if your home doesn’t have smoke alarms installed then you won’t receive the vital warnings you need in case of a fire.
In the last four months there have been 671 residential fires in Queensland. The smallest things can end up being the cause of a fire, and that is why it is a legal requirement for all residential buildings in Queensland to be fitted with at least one smoke alarm.
The best type of smoke alarm is a photoelectric smoke alarm as it is superior to an ionisation alarm in detecting smoke particles and is less likely to go off during cooking.
So read the smoke alarm reminder in your mailbox and make sure that your home has smoke alarms installed.