Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

ReAlarm: Is It Time to Replace Your Smoke Alarm?

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

ReAlarm: Is It Time to Replace Your Smoke Alarm?

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EMERGENCY MATTERS

GARRY REARDON

FIRE & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Greg Mullins continues to urge NSW residents to think about replacing their smoke alarms with the passing of the 10th anniversary of the introduction of smoke alarm legislation in NSW.

Each year, at the end of daylight saving, firefighters encourage NSW residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms when they change their clocks.

Mr Mullins said firefighters were particularly encouraging NSW residents to think about replacing their old, outdated ionisation smoke alarms.

"Sunday, 1 May was the 10th anniversary of the introduction of smoke alarm legislation in NSW which made it compulsory to have smoke alarms in all dwellings where people sleep," the Commissioner said.

"Smoke alarms need to be replaced at least every 10 years, so why not use this opportunity to start thinking about replacing your outdated, 10-year-old smoke alarms.

"There could be millions of smoke alarms out there that are about to reach their 'use-by date' and they need to go. …

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