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    Unhappy Smoke Alarm..... Fire

    I just cant stop thinking about the fire that was in Omagh, and killed 7 people, it is so sad, i don't even know the family, but i just cant stop thinking about the poor kids, and the mother. :-(

    I know this topic is a bit random, but i thought i would share my thoughts with ye all.

    http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/bre...13.html?via=mr



    Just makes ya think to make sure that your fire alarm is working, and to test it every week.

    How many people, here, honestly, check (test) their fire alarm every week??

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    very sad story.....i check my fire alarm every week coz you can't be to careful ey........sad sad sad

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    Yeah we have mains powered ones.

    Should be a mandatory in my eyes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hullablue View Post
    How many people, here, honestly, check (test) their fire alarm every week??

    Press button test every Saturday morning, and I do a smoke test every couple of months.

    That 2 minutes of my life every week could save my life one day.

    I've been in a housefire and had my life saved by working smoke alarms, but I did test them before that too.

    It does make me sad going to peoples houses when they have them hanging off the roof with no batteries in them.
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    Smoke alarm isn't much use when the fire is started deliberately by one of the house's occupants as per Omagh.

    But, yes, a working smoke alarm is a must.
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    Well i'm fire security mad at my house, we have a fire blanket in the house, 2 fire extinguishers in the hall and a fire extinguisher in the master bed room.
    and about 4 smoke alarms.

    all annually or weekly tested.

    but in the end you can't be too carefull


    actually while am on this subject (sorry if i blab on a bit here lol)
    but i recently came in from a night out and i went to switch off the kettle off at the mains but the button was stuck, so a swift punch later and spark were flying out of it.

    i totally crapped my self and ran to the main fuse board and turn off the fuses, when i got back to the kitchen the socket had went on fire and slightly melted the socket.

    this was cause by deterioration of the sockets, so if i had to give you another fire prevention task would be to updated and electrical sockets if they get too old (mines were a good 20 years old)

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    This can happen to new sockets too, the only way to really prevent this occurance is to make sure that the consumer unit (fuse board) has moden circuit breakers in, which in theory should cut the supply at the 1st sign of a fault thus preventing the "Sparks"
    Also, plugs are a generally the main culprit to situations like this rather than the sockets themselves. This is normally caused by a loose connection in the plug which cause's the prongs too heat up and heat the inside of the socket, which they are not designed to handle.
    :-)

    If you hadnt guessed i'm married to an electrician, my house is the most electrically sound, alarmed and fire detection proof & well and truly gadgeted one i know of lol
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    Also most (If not all) plugs come fitted with 13 Amp fuses when they should be alot lower.
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