Gippsland residents are being urged to check and replace aging smoke alarms
The CFA is calling on the wider Gippsland community to check and replace aging smoke alarms this winter.
As part of a new campaign the CFA are posing the question “Is your smoke alarm ready for retirement”, noting that if an alarm is more than a decade old, it may belong in a museum, and not a homes ceiling.
All smoke alarms have a 10-year life span and need to be replaced or they may not work when people need them most.
CFA Assistant Chief Officer South East Region Trevor Owen is warning the community that out of date smoke alarms could be a liability in an emergency.
“In a fire, only a working smoke alarm can save your life, we believe that some households have never replaced their smoke alarms and that is concerning" he said.