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Check smoke alarms

Check smoke alarms

A matter of live and death

The CFA has released alarming new statistics that show just 1 in 10 Victorian households have their smoke alarms in the recommended location.

Residents in the South West have been encouraged by the CFA to consider the addition of smoke alarms in bedrooms and living areas.

In regional Victoria, 22 people have died due to fires in their bedrooms in the past 10 years, while 121 people have been left with serious injuries.

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CFA’s Acting Chief Officer Garry Cook says having smoke alarms in bedrooms saves lives.

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