MORE than 67,000 homes in Greater Manchester are safer this year
thanks to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS).
Firefighters, community safety staff and volunteers carried out
free Home Safety Checks in properties across Greater Manchester
between April 2013 and March 2014
During this time they fitted over 100,000 smoke alarms.
The figures have been released during National Home Safety Week,
which takes place between March 24 and March 30.
During a Home Safety Check, GMFRS staff visit a home at an
allocated time and accompany the residents around every room in
their property with the aim of:
Chair of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority,
Councillor David Acton, said: "A working smoke alarm is a vital
piece of life-saving equipment and every household should have
"The latest figures from Government say the likelihood of dying
in a fire is at least four times greater in a household with no
working smoke alarm.
"Our crews, trained volunteers and community safety staff have
visited thousands of homes this year to help ensure they stay safe
from fire. You can protect yourself during National Home Safety
Week by phoning our Contact Centre on 0800 555 815 and booking a
FREE Home Safety Check."
For more lifesaving advice, visit www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/