: Waiting for next track...

Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

Tick Tock Test! Check Your Smoke Alarms When You Change Clocks

Kate Huelin DFRS

8:53am 26th March 2014

Tick, Tock, Test. Check your smoke alarms when you change your clocks!

That's the message Dorset Fire and Rescue are putting across when we 'spring forward' into British Summer Time this weekend.

They say its the perfect excuse not to forget the fitness of your smoke alarm as its a potential life saver.

Kate Huelin, Prevention Manager at Dorset Fire and Rescue says everyone notices when a clock stops working but its not so easy to be sure your smoke alarm's in working order. Whether the battery's flat, has been used for a kid's toy, or the connection's loose, everyone should take time to test, and 'Tick Tock Test' is an easy way to remember to do so.

She also says anyone who doesn't have a working smoke alarm can contact Dorset Fire and Rescue and they will arrange for a home visit.

In the UK last year 211 people died from fires in the home, 70% of whom were not alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm.

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox

dorset business directory

Book A Wessex FM Big Night Out Here

Book A Wessex FM Big Night Out Here

Wessex fm Disco, Quiz & Race Nights!

New Car Stickers

New Car Stickers

Grab your new localised stickers today!

Dorset Webcams

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county



Find out how to grow your business with us

island community action

Trending in Dorset

Councillor calls for congestion charge for Dorchester

Cllr Gerald Dukes thinks too many heavy lorries are coming through the town.

Meet the winners of Ironman Weymouth 70.3

They battled rain, wind and testing conditions.

Nothe Fort promising scares for Halloween!

'Nothe of the living dead' will plunge participants into an immersive zombie experience to escape the tunnels beneath the fort.

Dorchester police drugs swoop

They've seized thousands of pounds worth of drugs and cash.

Weekend Local Sports Results

Dorchester made the trip to Devon to take on Tiverton Town for a place in the 3rd qualifying round of the FA Cup.

More news...