In winter 2017 only half of all homes where accidental fires occurred had a working smoke alarm, prompting fire authorities and WA Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan to urge people to take immediate action.
All smoke alarms, regardless of type or model, need to be replaced at least every 10 years.
Unfortunately 75 per cent of Western Australians are also unaware that smoke alarms need to be regularly cleaned and tested to ensure they can detect fire.
Western Australians are being warned not to be complacent and put their lives at risk by ignoring critical smoke alarm maintenance.
A simple task now can save your life, and the lives of your family, this winter.
Source: WA Government