Tipperary Fire and Rescue Service have begun a campaign to get a minimum of two working smoke alarms in every home in the county.

The service is specifically targeting the vulnerable and high risk groups in the community by providing and installing alarms.

These include the elderly and vulnerable, those living alone and those living in isolated areas.

The service is asking community groups that might be interested to download an application form on their website www.tipperarycoco.ie or email smokealarms@tipperarycoco.ie or return forms by post to the Fire Service HQ at Nenagh Fire Station, Limerick Road, Nenagh.

Upon receipt of these forms, HQ will pass on these forms to the relevant local Fire Station and then local firefighters will contact Community Group Liaison Persons and then householders directly to arrange a suitable time for Home Fire Safety Visit.

This visit will involve two firefighters in uniform and travelling in a Fire Service vehicle going to the house and conducting a fire safety check of the house and will generally involve the Installation of two 10-year smoke alarms in the home and checking any existing alarms in the house.

“We have already installed hundreds of alarms in homes throughout County Tipperary and with your help we hope to continue these installations and try and get Smoke Alarms in as many homes as possible in the county,” a spokesman said.