Our Twitter competition has started!

Today marks the first day of our Twitter competition, where you have the chance to win 1 of 50 carbon monoxide alarms for your home. As a fire safety company and a Fire Kills partner, we know how important it is to promote and educate people about the dangers of smoke and other harmful gases in the home. Not only will you be able to learn a little something in our fire safety quiz, you will also be given the opportunity to sign up to our free smoke alarm reminders service, so you’ll never forget to change your batteries, test or replace your smoke alarm ever again!

As a thank you for your support in spreading this important message we are giving away a fantastic prize. Every day, for 25 days, two lucky winners will each receive a Kidde slimline digital CO alarm. Safelincs and Kidde have teamed up to provide these alarms that could potentially save your life.

The competition is now closed.

Celebrities pledge to test their smoke alarms every week

Celebrities from across the music, showbiz and sporting worlds are backing the Government’s Fire Kills campaign with a “Push It Pledge”, to urge people to test their smoke alarm every week.

Coronation Street on-screen sisters, Helen Flanagan and Brooke Vincent (aka Rosie and Sophie Webster), along with a host of other famous faces – including Amir Khan, Ainsley Harriet, Jill Halfpenny, Sir Terry Wogan, Darren Campbell, James Martin, Barry Cryer, Dave Spikey, Nihal and Bobby Friction – are all making a pledge to test their smoke alarm every week.  This is a vital step in helping the nation to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by accidental house fires.

Eighty five per cent of people own a smoke alarm, but worryingly less than a third test them every week.  This is despite the fact that you are more than twice as likely to die in an accidental house fire if you don’t have a working smoke alarm.

Safelincs is one of the partners of the government’s Fire Kills campaign and has developed a free service to remind people to regularly test their batteries and to change them each year. To register with this free service, just visit www.safelincs.co.uk/reminders

 

Sir Terry Wogan, who suffered a house fire himself, says: “I had a fire at home last year, and can vouch to the excellence of our local fire and rescue service, but if it hadn’t been for the smoke alarm, even they might have been too late to help, and the consequences could have been fatal for me and my family. I’ll make sure that my smoke alarm is tested weekly.”

Sir Ken Knight, the Government’s Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser says: “A smoke alarm can buy valuable time to escape from a fire, but only if it’s working properly. It’s not enough to just install smoke alarms in your home – you must test them every week. The main reason that smoke alarms fail to activate is missing or flat batteries – if the battery needs replacing, do this immediately.”

Innohome, Kitchen Safety in YOUR Home!

If there is one place in the house that demands a fire alarm, it is the kitchen!  Now there is a perfect way to protect the whole family against cooker fires, which are the number one cause of household fires in the UK.

The Innohome stove alarm is a brand new product to the fire safety market, alarming when a hob is left on or a pan boils dry.  With clever technology, the Stove Alarm can learn from its environment and tracks the rate of heat increase conveyed by the cooker.

This clever, palm-sized alarm is designed to fit in unobtrusively with your kitchen’s design and will alert you before a cooker fire might occur.  The Stove Alarm is ideal for everybody leading a very busy life and those of us who are a touch forgetful.

Family of three die in house fire, Doncaster

A family of three, died in a house fire in Doncaster on March 29 2009. It has not yet been ascertained if the house was fitted with working smoke alarms or how the fire started. This tragedy will be heart felt by many people, not only those who live in the district of the incident but also many people who have children and can relate to the tragic loss of life.

Correctly fitting smoke alarms and a fire escape ladder could save your life. Ensure that you and your family know what to do in the event of a fire and practice your escape plan.

Fire is one of those things that we all think will not happen to us, don’t be caught out.

Our condolences go to the family and relatives at this sad time.

Full range of battery operated radio-interlinked smoke and heat alarms

New Radio-interlinked Smoke Alarms from Safelincs

Safelincs now offers the full range of radio-interlinked smoke and heat alarms from Ei Electronics. The new range of alarms are battery powered and connect via radio frequency, making a completely wireless solution for your fire alarm system.

The alarms are now available in Ionisation (EI3100RF), Optical (EI3105RF) and Heat (EI3103RFU).

All the alarms are fully conforming to BS5839, kitemarked to BS5446 and supplied with a 5 year warranty.

Kidde CO Detector judged Best in Class

Safelincs Italy www.safelincs.it reported strongly increased sales of the Kidde 9CO5 Carbon Monoxide Detector towards the end of 2008 following a test report in the ‘Altroconsumo’ product rating magazine. Altroconsumo judged the Kidde CO alarm as the best out of a group of 5 carbon monoxide detectors. The alarm was classified as excellent and was also judged as superior in terms of competitiveness.

The Kidde 9CO5 CO detector features a 7-8 year lifespan, has replaceable batteries and offers excellent and reliable protection with a sensitivity of 30ppm. In the UK this CO Detector can be purchased at https://www.safelincs.co.uk/carbon-monoxide-detectors/

Major Council Contract for Safelincs Ltd

Safelincs Ltd has won a major contract with Kirklees Council to supply up to 100,000 carbon monoxide alarms over the next three years as part of the Kirklees Warm Zone programme.

The Warm Zone home energy efficiency scheme is offering free cavity wall and loft installation to every resident, regardless of their age or income. The importance of carbon monoxide awareness and safety was recognised by Kirklees Council, so all Warm Zone assessed households can request a free carbon monoxide alarm.

“We are very pleased to be associated with this innovative scheme,” said Harry Dewick-Eisele, managing director, Safelincs Ltd. “We were able to show that, as well as meeting or exceeding the required product specifications, we are able to handle the council’s flexible supply requirements. Kirklees Council requires not only large bulk shipments to programme partners, but also thousands of individual shipment to many Kirklees residents. Safelincs also offers customer support which makes it important that each of our telephone operatives can demonstrate full product knowledge and the ability to deal effectively with any queries that may arise.”

All alarms supplied by Safelincs display the Kirklees Council logo and each unit carries a unique seven year guarantee.