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Cornish Families Urged To Test Smoke Alarms More Regularly

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2:45pm 15th August 2013

Fire crews are urging Cornish families to test their smoke alarms at least once a week.

It is after two people in Falmouth were saved from their burning home in the early hours of Monday morning, when neighbours heard the detector going off.

One managed to get to safety and another was pulled out of the building on Prislow Fields by firefighters.

Bosses say if the alarm had not been raised, they could have lost their lives.

Mark Blatchford fom the Duchy's Fire and Rescue Service, said: "86 percent of all homes in the county do now have a working smoke alarm. The testing of them is not great.

"Just test it on someone's birthday or a memorable occasion. Test it when the clocks go forward or the clocks go back. Something in your head, just to trigger you, 'I must test my smoke alarm to see if it's working'."

"There will be a degree of apathy, that it won't happen to me and I'll be okay. But the last thing you want is the fire in your kitchen to be the method of testing to see if your smoke alarm works, when all panic is breaking out."

Cornish families can also register for a free home fire safety check by calling 0800 358 1999.

2:45pm 15th August 2013

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