The Smoke Alarm Project

An outline of the Smoke Alarm Project, proposed by the South Norwich Rotary Club in conjunction with the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, that all vulnerable households will be provided with a smoke detector, free of charge.

At our meeting on Tuesday, 28th October, 2014, we welcomed Rtn. Colin Thackery from the Norwich South Rotary Club and Stuart Horth, the Head of Community Safety with the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. The purpose of their visit was to give us information about the Smoke Alarm Project which is a scheme set up by the Rotary Club of Norwich South to provide and fit smoke alarms for vulnerable people.   We were shown a short video of the devastating effect of fire inside a building and how quickly it spreads.   The obvious dangers are smoke, flames, heat and toxic gases.   In conjunction with the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service it is the intention that all vulnerable households will be provided, free of charge, with a smoke detector.   The scheme is to identify the vulnerable, which would be done by the Norfolk Fire Brigade, by postcodes, and the Rotary Club will then arrange to fit the alarms which will  be kept up to date by six monthly inspections by the Brigade.   The national funding for the Smoke Alarms is being withdrawn in 2015, due to cutbacks, and it is for this reason that the Rotary Club decided to do something about it.  The price negotiated for the alarms is