When you change your clocks on March 11 for daylight savings, remember to also change the batteries in your smoke alarms
and carbon monoxide detectors.
Many assume that because they have smoke alarms
in their homes, they're protected in the event of a fire.
Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said more than 300,000 new smoke alarms
would be installed in almost 65,000 Queensland Government-owned public housing homes by 1 January 2022, supporting about 220 full-time jobs.
There is a wide variety of smoke alarms
on the market - everywhere from DIY superstores to online specialists - costing from under a tenner to more than PS100 each.
Replace Smoke Alarms
Every 10 Years" during this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, which runs through Saturday.
NEARLY one in three accidental fires at homes in Cleveland in 2015 were at properties not fitted with smoke alarms
The same report shows that 21 homes involved in fires did have smoke alarms
fitted - but they didn't work when they were most needed.
HOUSEHOLDS are being urged to test their smoke alarms
every month in a new campaign to prevent fire deaths.
A heat alarm in the kitchen and additional smoke alarms
in each living room, as well as bedrooms - particularly when there are electrical appliances or a person is bedridden or vulnerable due to ill health or disability, will help keep you safe while you sleep.
We can make a home fire safety visit where we'll give lifesaving advice specific to the property they live in, and we'll fit smoke alarms
American Red Cross volunteers will canvass Eugene neighborhoods later this month to install smoke alarms
free of charge and provide other home safety information.
Station Manager Andy Lillford, of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: "This is a perfect example of how having working smoke alarms
can literally save your life.