First, make sure you fit smoke detectors on every level in your home. We also recommend that you have heat detection in your kitchen. Detectors can be bought from most large DIY chains, supermarkets and local hardware shops, as well as numerous online retailers. Secondly, test them every week to make sure they are working – do this by pressing the test button. If you cannot reach, you could use a long stick or brush handle.
Having working detectors installed in your home is the best thing you can do to protect you from fire, as they will give you an early warning if a fire occurs so that you can escape the property. Remember if a fire does occur – GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL 999.