Avon launches new free phone number that could save lives.(News)

Avon Fire and Rescue Service have Launched a new free phone number which could help save hundreds of lives across the service area, said a brigade spokesperson.

By calling 0800 1693 999 people can book a free home fire safety visit and receive free smoke alarms for their homes, which could ultimately save their life in the event of a fire. Anyone Living in Bath and north east Somerset, Bristol, south Gloucestershire and north Somerset is eligible for a visit. Avon is hoping to encourage everyone within the service area to make sure they have smoke alarms in their homes.

Avon's firefighters or members of its CFS team carry out the visits, at a time convenient to the caller, and in their own home. …

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