Don’t become a victim - change your smoke alarm battery this April
WHAT is so important about the 1st April in 2014?
WELL, it’s my birthday and that’s fairly important, for me anyway!
And this is what I want for my present – I want you to check your smoke alarms, find what type of battery is fitted and replace it with a fresh one. When you have done this I want you to say (singing is optional) ‘Happy Birthday Michael’!
If, during the course of the next year, your alarm activates, you can say ‘Thank you Michael’!
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WHAT: Don’t become a victim - change your smoke alarm battery this April
WHY: More than 12,000 residential fires were attended to by Fire and Emergency Services throughout Australia in 2013 alone. Smoke alarms provide an essential early warning, and time to evacuate safely – but only if they work. Throughout April, the Australian Fire and Emergency Services together with Duracell, is urging all Australians to change their smoke alarm batteries.
WHEN: Sunday, 6 April, 2014
Residents in New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia should change their smoke alarm battery when they change their clocks at the end of Daylight Saving. For residents in Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory, don’t be a fool - change your smoke alarm battery on April Fool’s Day (Tuesday 1 April 2014).
Paul Swain, Chief Officer ACT Fire & Rescue and national spokesperson, comments: “As a fire fighter I see a devastating number of house fires every year and unfortunately, not everyone gets out alive. Smoke alarms save lives by providing a critical early warning and can give you time to evacuate safely – but only if they work. We’re working with long term campaign sponsors Duracell to continue encouraging Australians to change their smoke alarm battery this coming April. We recommend using long-lasting 9V alkaline batteries to ensure year round protection.”
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