Just weeks after the life of a Horsham woman was saved by her smoke alarm, A West Sussex Coroner, Penelope Schofield, had called for a change in the law. This law had landlords of the Rental homes forcibly install hard-wired smoke alarm systems.
Senior fire officers from the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are appealing to the public to recognise the importance of having a working smoke alarm fitted in their homes following the inquest into the death of a man who died in a fire in Llandudno earlier this year.
BBC’s Show ‘Fake Britain’ is a TV programme in which the show’s hosts expose fraudsters and con artists.
In one of their episodes they had managed to find one faker who had been selling fake fire extinguishers!
When the authorities were given the alarm of this dangerous revelation, they uncovered the Halon gas in approximately 1000 extinguishers had either been diluted or contaminated.
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service have commissioned a fire safety video featuring talking fire extinguishers to teach children about the importance of fire safety in the home and what to do in the event of a fire. The educational video will be available to fire services nationwide for use in schools and colleges.
Quick-thinking neighbours saved a family home when they heard a smoke alarm and called the fire brigade. The occupants were at a summer fair at the time of the incident but rushed home when alerted and tackled the blaze with a fire extinguisher.
Howler Site Fire Alarms have been developed to provide a rapid means of raising the alarm and deliver a vital message; Get Out! Built to withstand the rigours of demanding environments, the Howler is available in weatherproof plastic and tough powder-coated aluminium.
Birmingham City FC has upgraded their stadium's fire alarm system ready for their Championship challenge in the new season. Hochiki products have been installed in the 30,000 capacity stadium to protect staff, players and supporters from the dangers of fire.
More than one in five false fire alarms from across the Bolton area were from the Royal Bolton Hospital site. Fire chiefs are now working with the Bolton NHS Foundation Trust to reduce the number of false alarms and improve the efficiency of their fire alarm system.
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