Barbara Keeley MP

LABOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR WORSLEY AND ECCLES SOUTH

Barbara supports fire safety campaign

Barbara has given her full backing to the Government’s new fire safety drive. The “Pull Your Finger Out” campaign, unveiled by Communities Minister Parmjit Dhanda, urges people to check their smoke alarms regularly.

80% of homes in England have smoke alarms, but around one in three fail to work during a fire. This is often because they are not checked regularly enough, and often have missing or expired batteries.

Mr Dhanda said:

“The harsh truth is that unless a smoke alarm is regularly maintained it could be rendered useless in the event of a fire. Clearly it is not enough to simply own a smoke alarm and hope that loved ones and homes will be protected. Maintaining a smoke alarm takes moments and this simple precaution can save lives."

Barbara joined Mr Dhanda at the launch, and afterwards she said:

”This is a very important campaign, which I fully support. House fires do not happen very often, but they are devastating when they do and the simple step of check a fire alarm could avoid tragedy. People are put at risk by faulty smoke alarms and I hope this campaign reaches as many people as possible.”


220

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara with Communities Minister Parmjit Dhanda at the campaign launch

 

The Labour Party will place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better.

Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site.

To find out more about these cookies, see our privacy notice. Use of this site confirms your acceptance of these cookies.