Do you use an Electric Blanket? Then advise is to get it checked.

It is that time of year again when we need to be prepare ourselves for colder nights.

With colder nights coming, many of us will look forward to getting into a nice warm bed. So if you have an electric blanket, ensure you get it checked. Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service have teamed up with RMW Electrical to offer free electrical blanket tests in the county throughout September & October.

Alison Teece, fire safety officer said ” a quarter of electric blankets were condemned as a dangerous fire safety risk after they failed the same test last year. It may appear safe especially if it is not very old, but damage is not always visible and could cause a fire” She is appealing to people to take advantage & call 01743 260200 to book a test.  Places are limited so book now.

Free blanket tests will be carried out at:

  • Louise House, Roman Road, Shrewsbury on 30th September
  • Market Drayton Fire Station on 1st October and
  • Ludlow Fire Station on 2nd October

For more information contact Alison Teece at Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service’s Shrewsbury on 01743 260258 or visit


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