Caravan smoke alarms compulsory

CARAVAN and campervan owners in the Clarence Valley are being reminded it is now compulsory to install smoke alarms in their mobile dwellings.

Changes to NSW law came into effect on February 25 this year.

However, there is a six month grace period until August 25 before fines will apply for non-installation of a smoke alarm.

Clarence Valley Mayor Richie Williamson said there were limited escape options from fires in caravans, so the warning a smoke alarm gives can mean the difference between life and death.

“Smoke alarms cost as little as $15 but will save something more precious than money – human life,”
he said.
 



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