Help at hand to get fire alarm at home


Firefighter Ian Bransby is helping people who can’t afford or manage to install a fire alarm themselves.
Firefighter Ian Bransby is helping people who can’t afford or manage to install a fire alarm themselves.

After heading out to pick up an alarm for his father-in-law, Mr Bransby said he was so impressed by the price of the alarms that he decided to buy the entire stock in the store – 135.

“They were cheap, so cheap they should have been giving them away, so I bought all they had,” he said.

Mr Bransby said he planned to install the alarms in the homes of seniors, pensioners or those unable to install or afford the safety device.

“It’s a good opportunity for people who don’t have the capacity or can’t afford it themselves,” he said.

The station officer said fire alarms were important in homes and he had seen them save lives firsthand in his 24-year career.

“I’ve seen where fire alarms have saved lives, woken up children and alerted them to an emergency… only working fire alarms save lives,” he said.

“Despite the government legislation that all homes must be hardwired with them, we still see families without one.”

Mr Bransby said he would prioritise interested parties based on need.

“It is for people who can’t do it themselves,” he said.

Call Mr Bransby on 0403 153 163.