Make a New Year Resolution that Might Save Your Life
'Test it Tuesday' is a national initiative encouraging householders to get into the habit of testing their smoke alarms on a weekly basis.
Station Commander Grant Wills from HWFRS said: "Quite simply, smoke alarms save lives and so we are recommending that testing smoke alarms is high on everyone's list of priorities as they head into the New Year.
"Losing weight, doing more exercise and giving up smoking may be the more common New Year's Resolutions but testing your smoke alarm regularly will give you peace of mind and will also protect you and your family."
He also reminded people that the batteries in their smoke alarms should be changed annually, and that 1 January was a memorable date to adopt to do this.
HWFRS sends out a 'Test it Tuesday' message every week via Twitter and Facebook so why not sign up and get the reminders yourself.