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Don't Assume Your Smoke Alarms are Working

Daylight saving starts when clocks go forward by 1 hour at 2am on 27 September 2020 and this is a timely reminder to check your smoke alarms.

As we know, working smoke alarms give people an early alert to fire in their home, and that early alert gives them the best chance of escaping alive.

  • Fire moves incredibly fast – a house fire can kill you in less than three minutes. Keep your smoke alarms in working order by pressing the button to check.
  • Smoke alarms cannot detect smoke through a closed door. We recommend installing a smoke alarm in every bedroom, hallway and living area.
  • Wherever possible, we recommend hard-wired and interconnected smoke alarms are installed.  For more information visit: https://fireandemergency.nz/at-home/smoke-alarms/
  • It is also important you check the expiry date on your smoke alarms. This is usually located on the bottom or side of the alarm.
  • Keep an eye on your elderly relatives, friends and neighbours too. Are they as safe from fire as they could be?  
  • Make a household escape plan so you can get out safely during a fire. For more information visit: www.escapemyhouse.co.nz

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Daylight Saving finishes on Sunday 5 April 2020 Date Posted: Mar 20, 2020

Daylight Saving comes to an end on the 5 April when clocks are turned backward 1 hr at 3.00am and changing our clocks and checking our smoke alarms go hand in hand.

When changing the time ensure you also check your smoke alarms.  Remember the recommendation is to have Photoelectric long life smoke alarms. Long life alarms have a 10 year battery in them which doesn’t need replacing.  You can still purchase photoelectric smoke alarms that run on the 9v battery, if you still have ionisation alarms these are most likely old and out of date.

It is important we (all of us FENZ) are seen to be leading this by ensuring our own homes have working photoelectric smoke alarms.  Working smoke alarms do save lives, stats show that 87% of the country claim to have at least one working smoke alarm, however only 74% claim to test them regularly.  We will never get 100% with alarms installed but we need to promote the testing of the ones that are installed, we need a 100% test rate.

Another little unknown or misunderstood fact is that when we sleep we lose the sense of smell and the chance of waking up in the event of a fire is slim and if you do, it’s not because you smelt it.  By then your escape route may be gone, the more smoke alarms the greater the chance of detecting a fire early.


 

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