Tick, tock and change plea from fire chief

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Tick, tock, test before it’s too late. That’s the message from fire chiefs who are urging people to test the batteries in their smoke alarms as the clocks go forward this weekend.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is running the campaign in a bid to cut down the number of deaths in fires.

Some 211 people died in house fires last year and more than 70 per cent of those had not been alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm.

 

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