Smoke alarm project is gaining momentum

Operation Lifesaver
Operation Lifesaver

The campaign to get all homes in Eastbourne fitted with smoke alarms is entering its final month.

Members of Green Watch at the Community Fire Station in Whitley Road are running a free competition in a bid to get as many homes as possible in the Eastbourne and surrounding areas fitted with smoke alarms.

Since January 1 to February 14 130 homes have had the lifesaving devices installed with Operation Lifesavers and will be entered into a competition to win a first prize trolley filled with groceries worth £150 and a second prize of £100 in groceries.

The winning household will also visit the Fire Station as VIP guests.

People can either have their alarms fitted by the fire service community safety advisers or fit them themselves.

They then need to fill in a form and send details to the fire station to be entered into the competition. The winning draw will take place on March 22 at the fire station.

Green watch crew manager Bob Newton said, “More than 130 households have had smoke alarms fitted between January 1 and February 14 and we are so pleased with the response so far.

“A working smoke alarm is essential. It provides vital early warning and extra time to escape if there is a fire. Every home should have at least one working smoke alarm.”

• Further details are available at www.esfrs.org.uk