Content originally from Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is giving home fire safety advice throughout September to help reduce the risk of house fires.
Smoke alarms are proven life savers and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service wants all homes in Essex to benefit from having working smoke alarms.
Station Manager Russ Freeman from Grays Fire Station said: “Our most important safety advice is to ensure you have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home. Smoke alarms save lives and they can alert you and your neighbours to a fire in your home.
“Make sure you test them at least once a month – we like to remember Test It Tuesday to test smoke alarms.
“If you or someone you know doesn’t have working smoke alarms, please get in touch with home fire safety team by calling 0300 303 0088 or you can visit essex-fire.gov.uk/book.”