Privately renting tenants in Richmond upon Thames and their landlords are reminded that they can collect free smoke alarms from Council libraries.
Earlier this year, Richmond Council partnered up with the London Fire Brigade to distribute around 1,000 free smoke alarms to people living in privately rented properties across the borough, thanks to funding from the GLA.
The alarms are available for collection from libraries in Whitton, Teddington, Twickenham, Richmond and East Sheen.
All tenants need to do is visit the library and provide the address of the property they need alarms for. They can receive one alarm for a single level flat or bungalow – or two if it is a house or there is an upstairs level.
Cllr Stephen Speak, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Community Safety, said:
“With recent tragic events in mind, we are all aware of the devastating impact of a fire at home.
“Smoke alarms save lives. They give warning at the first sign of fire, waking you and your family up and giving valuable extra time to escape safely and call the fire service.