Working smoke alarm saves family in Pontardawe
This morning (04/02/2016) at 7.16am firefighters from Morriston and Pontardawe attended a property fire in Pontardawe.
The family were woken by their smoke alarm, which alerted them to a small fire in the kitchen. The fire was extinguished before the arrival of the Fire Service. Firefighters were involved in making the cooker safe; using a Positive Pressure Ventilation Fan to ventilate the property, and carried out hot strike.
The family were conveyed to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.
Swansea Community Safety Watch Manager, Derick Ford, who attended the incident, advises,
“It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to have a working smoke alarm in your home. Fires in homes with a working smoke alarm are likely to be discovered more quickly than those without, and allow occupants more time to escape from their property”.
“A working smoke alarm really can make the difference between life and death”.
You can request a home fire safety check for yourself or for a dependent relative by contacting the Service on 0800 169 1234.
A home fire safety check only takes about 30 minutes to complete and is undertaken by two Fire Service representatives.
A Home Fire Safety Check consists of installing a 10 year smoke alarm on each level of the home. To further protect yourselves; home owners are advised to switch unused appliances off, close all doors as a part of their bed time routines, and to plan your escape in the event of a fire occurring at their property”.
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