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Alerting in case of fire

Photo: Alerting to fire

When a fire starts in the home, every second is precious to make sure that everyone can escape quickly and safely. It is essential that everyone is alerted to the danger of fire immediately.

Technology can be used to raise fire alerts

Specially designed smoke alarms usually feature a very bright flashing light and have a vibrating pad for use during the night. Social services or your local Fire and Rescue service may be able to provide fire alarms - contact your local services for more information.

It is also a good idea to have a fire plan so that everyone in the house knows what to do if there is a fire.

Personal alerting systems can also be used to alert you or your deaf child to a number of sounds around the home such as a smoke alarm. This works by connecting a wireless transmitter to the alarm that, when activated, sends a radio signal to a receiver to notify you of the alert.