We are aware that residents of Dumfries & Galloway are again receiving a leaflet regarding the new smoke and heat alarm legislation.
All alarms should be ceiling mounted and interlinked. There are two types of alarms which comply with the new standard:
Tamper proof long-life lithium battery alarms which can be bought and fitted by the householder themselves or
Mains-wired alarms which should be installed by a qualified electrician.
Both types of alarms can be interlinked by radio frequency and do not need wi-fi.
Further information can be found on the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service leaflet which is attached or can be viewed at:
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service continue to offer free home fire safety visits and information on this can be viewed at:
If you are older or disabled, you may qualify for assistance from your local Care and Repair service. The Dumfries & Galloway Office can be contacted at:
27 Moffat Road
To be eligible for support from Care & Repair, you must live and own your home with a Council Tax banding of A-C. You must also either be of state pension age and in receipt of guaranteed Pension Credit or have a disability and be in a support group for Employment and Support Allowance.