VIDEO: West Yorkshire Fire release Valentine’s Day video highlighting fire-alarm safety

West Yorkshire Fire have released a new safety video (File photo)
West Yorkshire Fire have released a new safety video (File photo)
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west Yorkshire Fire and Rescue are reminding residents to check their fire alarms this Valentine’s Day.

The service have released a new video highlighting the importance of having a working fire-alarm.

Firefighter Will Basnett, from Cleckheaton Fire Station, who stars in the video, said: “We can all get caught up in the hype that surrounds Valentine’s Day and of course the presents and flowers go a long way to making someone feel special.

“By testing their smoke alarms for your partner, or even a relative, you are doing something vital to help protect them from the dangers of fire – remember your loved ones are irreplaceable.

“If you live alone, test your smoke alarm for your favourite pet!”

Between April 2014 and the end of March 2015, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service staff carried out 42, 367 free Home Fire Safety Checks and fitted 50,921 smoke alarms.

During the same period there were 1, 254 fires in homes across West Yorkshire.

Fire Prevention Manager Sarah Laidlow-Moore said: “It’s a fact that working smoke detectors save lives and they do need to be tested regularly and kept clean to do their job. It’s amazing how many people don’t regularly test their detectors when they are key to saving a loved one’s life in a house fire.”