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smoke detector

n.
An alarm device that automatically detects the presence of smoke. Also called smoke alarm.
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The service's firefighters and prevention team work all year round to ensure Cheshire residents have smoke alarms fitted at their homes, as well as highlighting the dangers of not having them, and this month-long campaign is no exception.
The fire service have now spoken out about the importance of having working smoke alarms on each floor.
One of the smoke alarms in Dockery's home had accidentally gone off for no apparent reason.
In my neighbor's apartment building, all of the smoke alarms are directly wired to the electrical system, eliminating the need for batteries.
There is a wide variety of smoke alarms on the market - everywhere from DIY superstores to online specialists - costing from under a tenner to more than PS100 each.
* A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall.
NEARLY one in three accidental fires at homes in Cleveland in 2015 were at properties not fitted with smoke alarms.
"You're four times more likely to die in a fire if you don't have a working smoke alarm, but only half of the people who own an alarm say they take the time to check it regularly.
NO smoke alarm was fitted at two-fifths of properties where dwelling fires occurred during the past two years, new figures show.
"Parents should not rely on their children waking up to the smoke alarm in the event of a fire and should not assume that they will immediately evacuate if they do wake to a fire," said lead study author Dorothy Bruck, PhD, professor of psychology at Victoria University in Melbourne.
THE deaths of four children in a house fire in Derbyshire are a grim reminder of the vital importance of smoke alarms. And news of the tragedy coincided with reports of two serious house fires here in North Wales, where mercifully, everyone inside was able to get out alive.