South Yorkshire Fire Service safety campaign gets EU approval

Linda McAvan MEP with Central white watch firefighters (l-r) Paul Wilby, John Taylor and James Neill
Linda McAvan MEP with Central white watch firefighters (l-r) Paul Wilby, John Taylor and James Neill
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A fire service campaign to get more people to test their smoke alarms more has won European backing.

Linda McAvan, MEP for Yorkshire, has signed up for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s free reminder service.

The ‘Press The Button’ service allows people to receive free, regular reminders to test their alarms by email, tweet or text.

Ms McAvan said: “Around 12 people die and 120 are severely injured in house fires across Europe every day.”