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Schoolchildren asked to remind parents to check smoke alarms

Children in Macclesfield are being told to remind their parents to check smoke alarms when the clocks go forward.

Children in Macclesfield are being told to remind their parents to check smoke alarms when the clocks go forward.

The advice is being given to schools by Cheshire firefighters as part of Schools' Fire Safety Week which runs until next Friday.

Children are also being warned about the dangers of playing with lighters and matches, and the importance of knowing escape routes in the event of a blaze,.

They will also be told about Kidzone, the interactive part of Cheshire fire service's website with games, videos, fun tests, and online tours, designed for children to learn about what to do in an emergency and road safety.

Evan Morris, head of community safety at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "The earlier children can learn about the dangers of fire the more chance we have of ensuring they're safe.

"Schools' Fire Safety Week highlights some valuable lessons which should be learnt in every household by both children and adults. We're working hard to ensure that kids understand the danger and know how to escape in a fire. We hope they'll go home and tell their families what they have learnt and improve everyone's safety at home."

 
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