When you sleep, your sense of smell also sleeps. If a fire starts, toxic fumes can overcome you.
Photoelectric smoke alarms see smoke and will alert you early, so you can escape.
With interconnected alarms, you will be alerted no matter where you are, or where the fire starts.
New legislation specifies the type, positioning, and interconnectedness of alarms, which are critical factors for an early warning and quick escape.
As people become more familiar with the new smoke alarm legislation and what is required, QFES advises they should continue to maintain their current smoke alarms and also practice their fire escape plans.
If you require any further information regarding the maintenance or installation of your smoke alarms, please contact QFES directly at SmokeAlarms@qfes.qld.gov.au