Check your smoke alarm when you turn the clocks back


Firefighters are urging people to check their smoke alarms when the clocks go back.

Changing the time on Sunday morning will be on many people’s to-do list but too many householders put their safety at risk by failing to check their smoke alarms regularly.

Herts chief fire officer Roy Wilsher said: “Most fires start at night and if you are asleep and don’t have a working smoke alarm to wake you up, your chances of escaping unharmed are low.”

The fire service advises householders to check their smoke alarms weekly.