Two upcoming Birmingham musicians have joined forces with fire alarm manufacturer, Fire Angel, to support its ‘Check the Date’ campaign with the launch of a charity single.
Fire Angel’s ‘Check the Date’ encourages homes throughout the UK to check their smoke alarms every year. Smoke alarm sensors will degrade over time, leading to a reduced sensitivity in detecting heat or smoke. As a result, fire alarms need to be replaced every 10 years.
The charity single, ‘Never Be Alone’ has been written and produced by Andy Lawrence Flynn, 32, and Dan Hodges, 34, and was recorded at Attic Music. When composing the song the duo wanted to create a song that reminded people that the smoke alarm is a guardian angel of the home.
Speaking of the single launch Jess Pennington, Campaign Manager for Fire Angel, said; “The Check the Date campaign aims to make people aware of the importance of fire safety in the home, especially in the run up to Christmas when candles and decorative lights become more prevalent in the home.
“Unfortunately a majority of burns incidents occur in the home but the risk of a fire incident can be dramatically reduced by regularly checking and replacing a fire alarm. In order for a smoke alarm to be certified to European safety standards, they need to have a replace by date on the alarm.
“All funds from the single will go to the Children’s Burns Trust and we hope that the money raised will allow them to continue supporting victims of fire.”
Alison Tweddle from The Children’s Burns Trust, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Andy, Dan and Fire Angel on this single. The success of our charity is dependent on the kind donations of people to ensure that we can offer burns survivors both rehabilitation and financial support, as well as helping us to raise awareness of the important messages around prevention and good first aid.”
The single costs £0.99 and is available to download now from Spotify and iTunes and all proceeds will go to the charity – for more information on how to keep your home safe please visit: www.fireangel.co.uk/