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Mobile home owners reminded to think fire safety this summer

Mobile home owners reminded to think fire safety this summer

12 December 2013: With plans for summer camping trips now in the pipeline, Wormald is reminding holiday makers to ensure their mobile homes are fitted with working fire protection equipment.

“It is easy to forget that caravans and campervans are at risk of fire in the same way a house can be,” said Dave Hipkins, National Technical Manager with Wormald. “Mobile home owners should consider all potential fire hazards such as small appliances and gas cookers, and ensure appropriate fire protection equipment is installed.

“Smoke alarms are an important element of fire protection as they can help detect a fire early and provide the precious time needed to escape to safety. Long life photoelectric smoke alarms are recommended for caravans, and caravan-specific models are available at most major hardware stores,” added Hipkins.

It is vital that any smoke alarms installed are in proper working order. Before leaving for the holidays, mobile home owners should test their smoke alarms by pressing the test button on the device. Smoke alarms should be tested once a week when the caravan is in use, and once a month when it is not. A 10 year life, non-removable, non-replaceable battery is recommended.

“Fire extinguishers and fire blankets are also important tools and should be easy to access and stored near an exit, where escape is also an option. As with smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and fire blankets should be regularly inspected and serviced or replaced as necessary,” said Hipkins.

In the event of an emergency, occupants will need to act quickly, so they should know where fire protection equipment is stored and how it works.

Homeowners can visit their local hardware store to find out more about their fire protection options.

For further information on Wormald’s products, solutions or services, call 0800 4 WORMALD (0800 4 967 6253) or visit www.wormald.co.nz.

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