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Fire Safety in The Home: Fire Kills

Test your smoke alarms monthly. Last year over 200 people died in fires in the home. You’re at least 4 times more likely to die in a fire in the home if there’s no working smoke alarm.

When you test your smoke alarms, you could test the smoke alarms of an older family member, neighbour or friend who needs help.

It only takes a moment to test and gives your family and people you care about a better chance of surviving a fire.


If you’re a private landlord you must fit at least one smoke alarm on each floor of the properties you rent out. You must also fit a carbon monoxide alarm in any room with a solid fuel burner (eg a wood or coal burning fireplace).

You can be fined up to £5,000 if you don’t fit all the alarms required.

You must test every alarm at the start of a new tenancy.

More Info of the law can be found here

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