Alarms cut number of fire deaths
FIRE deaths have fallen significantly this year as more households install smoke alarms.
But more lives could have been saved if alarms had been placed in more homes, fire chiefs said yesterday.
New figures from the Irish Chief Fire Officers Association showed a dramatic reduction in the number of deaths from fires in Ireland this year.
A total of 17 fatalities were recorded during the first nine months of 2012 compared to 30 for the period last year.
The figures were released to coincide with the launch of Fire Safety Week 2012.