Boat owners urged to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms  - The Worcester Observer

Boat owners urged to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms 

Worcester Editorial 29th May, 2024   0

HEREFORDSHIRE and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service has urged boat owners to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

As part of the national fire kills campaign’s boat fire safety week, the service is emphasising a critical safety message to boaters: It’s time for all boats to be equipped with suitable smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.

The campaign is strategically timed to coincide with the start of the boating season, aiming to raise awareness about the essential safety measures that can prevent tragedies on the water.

The Boat Safety Scheme, which collaborates closely with fire safety authorities, provides comprehensive information on their website, including lists of recommended alarms and detailed advice on the optimal placement of these devices within various types of boats.

Regular testing of alarms using the test button and prompt replacement of batteries are also strongly advised by HWFRS.

Visit: for guidance on fire and CO safety.


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