Welcome from the Chief Fire Officer

So many good reasons to test your smoke alarm

We have recently teamed up with visual effects students from Wrexham Glyndŵr University and North Wales based singer songwriter Daniel Lloyd to commission and produce an original short animation to further highlight the importance of regularly testing smoke alarms.

The ‘Reasons to Test’ video features a crew of quirky characters going about their daily routines, accompanied by an original catchy soundtrack – it’s featured on our website and social media sites with accompanying radio adverts.

The video promotes the many good reasons to test your smoke alarm regularly – many people think they will never be involved in a fire but we are all too aware that fire can strike any time, anywhere and testing your smoke alarm to make sure it works really could save your life.

Take a look help us to spread this important message – like, share and retweet the video on our Facebook page and Twitter feed #ReasonsToTest.


Preventing smoking related fires

The number of smokers in Wales has fallen consistently over the last decade, and this month marks National No Smoking Day, where people across the country will take the opportunity to stub out their cigarettes for good.

I for one welcome the rise in the number of people giving up cigarettes, as smokers are at far greater risk of having a fire in their home.

Firefighters attended 121 smoking related fires in the home over the last four years.

Very often, house fires caused by smoking materials also involve other contributory factors, such as drinking alcohol – but cigarettes are a fire risk in themselves, and when combined with carelessness or drowsiness, they can be a tragedy just waiting to happen.




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