Neighbour rescues OAP after hearing smoke alarm

Smoke detectors don’t just warn the house’s occupants, but their neighbours as well. One man living in Burton, Staffordshire, heard a neighbour’s alarm and responded, rescuing an old lady before the Fire Service arrived. For this valiant act, he was bestowed a special commendation by the Service. Taking action when a neighbour’s alarm fires is nearly as important as responding to one’s own.

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