(THE INFOMATION BELOW WAS TAKEN FROM THE CAMBRIDGESHIRE’S COMMUNITY FIRE SAFETY GROUP NEWSLETTER)
LANDLORDS of privately rented properties in Cambridgeshire can pick up free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms at upcoming distribution events run by the fire service.
New safety laws make it compulsory for all landlords to fit smoke alarms in rented homes and are expected to come into effect from October 2015, subject to Parliamentary approval.
Under the new laws smoke alarms must be fitted on each level of the property as well as carbon monoxide alarms in properties which burn solid fuels.
The Service will be giving out the free alarms at distribution events at fire stations on the first Monday of July, August and September.
Full details: http://www.cambsfire.gov.uk/firesafety/ alarms4life.php
A WATER safety campaign pledging to deliver fire safety advice to every school in Cambridgeshire has been launched.
The #RememberRony campaign is backed by the family of Huntingdonshire teenager Rony John who died last summer while playing in the river with friends.
Fire service staff are delivering specially designed presentations to Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils, which have been developed in partnership with the Royal Life Saving Society.
Group Commander Chris Parker said: “We understand we cannot prevent people entering watercourses, particularly with the peer pressure associated with these year groups. The focus is more about getting young people to understand the dangers associated with using unsafe waterways so they will be more aware of the risks.”