Smoke Alarms - Looking after your smoke alarms

Make testing your smoke alarms part of your regular household routine.

Test them by pressing the button until the alarm sounds. If it doesn't sound, you need to replace the battery.

If a smoke alarm starts to beep on a regular basis, you need to replace the battery immediately.

If it is a ten year alarm, you will need to replace the whole alarm every ten years.

Fire blankets are used to put out a fire or wrap a person whose clothes are on fire. They are best kept in the kitchen.

Fire extinguishers shoot out a jet to help control a fire. They are quick and simple to use - but always read the instructions first.

Heat alarms can detect fires in kitchens where smoke alarms should not be placed.