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  • 2016 Smoke Alarm Campaign Bunnings Bendigo
  • 2016 Smoke Alarm Campaign Bunnings Bendigo
  • 2016 Smoke Alarm Campaign Bunnings Bendigo
  • 2016 Smoke Alarm Campaign Bunnings Bendigo
  • 2016 Smoke Alarm Campaign Bunnings Bendigo

By: District 2 News

Category: Community Safety

  2.31 PM 1 April, 2016

Location: District 2 News

Views: 1153

2016 Smoke Alarm Campaign

In 2015 there were over 3,000 home fires in Victoria alone. Smoke alarms are designed to provide an early warning and time to evacuate safely – but they can only do this if they work.

The national Smoke Alarm Campaign is held each year leading up to the end of daylight savings. This year, CFA and MFB are no longer partnering with Duracell on the campaign, which provides the opportunity to do things a little differently.

The key campaign message only working smoke alarms save lives’ will be retained but will also shift this year to promote greater awareness of the dangers of faulty smoke alarms that have passed their 10-year life span as well as targeting those who may not understand their home fire safety responsibilities. Social media will be a key channel used this year to promote the campaign with five short videos that have been created.

As part of the 2016 campaign, CFA is partnering with Bunnings to set up educational information displays on Saturday 2 April 2016 (end of daylight savings is Sunday 3 April 2016) at the following Bunnings stores –

Bunnings Store


CFA Brigade/Group attending

Bendigo (Kangaroo Flat)


North West Region Community Education Group

Caroline Springs


Caroline Springs Fire Brigade



Bamawm Extension Brigade



Huntly Fire Brigade

Hoppers Crossing


Hoppers Crossing Fire Brigade



Melton and Eynesbury Fire Brigades



Irymple Fire Brigade

Swan Hill


Swan Hill Brigade



Werribee Fire Brigade








This is a great opportunity to get smoke alarm safety messages out there, and continue the tradition of encouraging Victorians to test or replace their smoke alarms and batteries around this time of year.

For further information relating to fires in the home please talk with one of the regions Community Education Coordinators or visit 

Paul Tangey

Community Education Coordinator

North West Region

Last Updated: 23 March 2017