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Test smoke alarms as you change your clocks

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The safety message is part of the national Fire Kills campaign, and aims to highlight that people are four times as likely to die in a fire in their home if their smoke alarm is not working.

Station Commander Grant Wills from HWFRS said: "It's soon obvious if a clock in the home has stopped but it's not so easy to tell if a smoke alarm isn't working.

"We'll all be losing sleep as we move over to British Summer Time this weekend, but testing your smoke alarm could save you from losing a lot more.

"As you put your clocks forward on Sunday morning, take an extra moment to push the button and test your smoke alarm. Be sure to check that each alarm in your home is clean, free from dust and has a battery in it – it really could save your life."