“Smoke alarms are designed to protect people while they are sleeping and have saved countless lives across Australia,” Janine said.
“Only working smoke alarms can save lives and property.
“It’s critical that batteries are changed at least once a year and I urge local;s to install new batteries on April 1 and carry out tests on a monthly basis.
“It’s also important to use long-lasting alkaline batteries and ensure smoke alarms are fitted in all sleeping areas and all paths of travel between sleeping areas and exits to open air.
“Smoke alarms are available for a small cost and are one of the simplest and most effective means of ensuring homes are prepared for a fire.”
For more information on smoke alarm regulations and other tips visit www.fesa.wa.gov.au.