11 Aug '17, 3am

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All newly built homes in Singapore will soon be required to have smoke detectors from next June, once the updated Fire Code is released, reported The Straits Times. This comes as the voluntary use of fire extinguishers and fire alarms in homes had witnessed low take up rates despite encouragements from the authorities for several years, said Fire Safety Managers’ Association president Benedict Koh Yong Pheng. He noted that making smoke detectors mandatory will help improve fire safety standards. Dubbed a home fire alarm, the battery-operated device is designed to alert occupants once triggered by smoke. Functioning independently, the device’s basic version costs from S$60 to S$80, with the installation costing another S$50 or so. While home buyers will likely shoulder the costs, the authorities are working with grassroots leaders to identify needy households and elderly th...

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