In New Zealand Fire & Emergency NZ have recently released their latest advertising campaign called ‘Senseless’. The campaign shows a number of people asleep with their nose’s removed. The series of pictures are both subtle and alarming while aiming to get through one main point – to remind us that most people do not have a sense of smell when they’re asleep.
The campaign demonstrates the need for added protection at night when you are at your most vulnerable and the need for functioning smoke alarms. All the key areas of your home such as bedrooms, lounges, and hallways should all have smoke alarms installed, meaning the household is set up to better respond if a fire was to develop at night.
Children are at the most risk as some research shows that they may not wake to the sound of a smoke alarm. It is important that other adults in the home are in a position where they can hear smoke alarms and heat alarms throughout the house and be able to assist anyone who could continue sleeping, particularly children.
Roughly 10% off all fires in the home start in the bedroom and that risk increases with the number of overall bedrooms in the home. With more electronic devices becoming available and making their way into bedrooms, this creates further risk also. Always aim to turn off as many electronics at night as possible and ensure powerpoints and multi-boards aren’t overloaded with appliances.
Gain that added level of protection with The CAVIUS Wireless Family range. Wireless alarms are interconnected so if one alarm is activated, they will all sound. Everyone in your home, whether upstairs, downstairs, or even in a sleep out, will know straight away if there is a potential fire developing somewhere in the home.