Firefighters in Narromine are back assisting seniors in the community with their fire safety checks.
The annual Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) home fire safety checks for seniors, offered under the 'change your clock, change your smoke alarm battery' campaign, was delayed due to COVID-19.
However Narromine station 401 have been back out and about in the community over the last two weekends to lend a hand.
Narromine station commander, Captain Ewen Jones encouraged those most at risk in the community - those aged over 65 - to contact their local fire station if they need help changing their smoke alarm battery, of for a free home fire safety check.
"If anyone who can't climb a ladder to check their smoke alarms needs them done, please call your local fire station," he said.
Extensive research over three years by FRNSW has revealed that the number, the location and interconnection of smoke alarms play a critical role in achieving positive fire safety outcomes.
According to FRNSW data 56 per cent of fatal home fires between 2000 and 2014 occurred in homes where no smoke alarms were present.
A working smoke alarm provides a critical early warning, giving you and your family time to escape. It can take as little as three minutes for a fire to take hold and takes only two quick breaths of thick, black smoke to render someone unconscious.
You can contact the station in Narromine on 6889 1203 or 0419 607 381.
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