Murdoch Fire Station chief Ian Bransby buys fire alarms to install in homes for free


Firefighter Ian Bransby is offering to install fire alarms in seniors’ and pensioners’ homes.
Firefighter Ian Bransby is offering to install fire alarms in seniors’ and pensioners’ homes.

After heading out to pick up an alarm for his father-in-law, Mr Bransby said he was so impressed by the price of each of the fire alarms 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 that he planned to install the alarms in homes lived in by seniors, pensioners or those unable to install or afford to have the safety device themselves.

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

The Murdoch Fire Station, Station Officer said fire alarms wereextremely important in homes, and he had seen them save lives first-hand in his 24-year career.

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

“Despite governmentlegislation all homes must be hardwired with themwe still see family homes without them.”

Mr Bransby said he would prioritise interested parties based on need. “It is for people who can’t do it themselves,” he said.

If you or someone you know needs a fire alarm, you can contact MrBransby on 0403 153 163.