DON’T BE A FOOL: Gladstone firefighter Chris Beasley is urging people to check their batteries in the home smoke detector.
DON’T BE A FOOL: Gladstone firefighter Chris Beasley is urging people to check their batteries in the home smoke detector. Brenda Strong GLAFIRE

Batteries prize helps fire safety message sink in

GLADSTONE'S firefighters are warning residents that only a fool wouldn't change their smoke detector batteries on April 1.

Chris Beasley is an officer with the Queensland Regional Fire Service, and with April Fools Day on Monday, he's got the Gladstone fire station off to a good start.

Meanwhile, one lucky Observer subscriber has had a helping hand remembering the important safety message.

As part of the Observer's Great Year of Prizes, Rob Beale of Benaraby picked up a Duracell Fire Safety Pack, valued at $123.

The loyalty program is how The Observer says thanks to our dedicated readers.

Every day, readers go in the draw to win from a $25,000 pool of great prizes - from local vouchers to luxury holidays, and more!

Each day the winner's name is published in The Observer classifieds.

And if you're not a subscriber, don't worry!

Call Andrea McEwan on 49703017 today, sign up to get the paper delivered six days a week, and go straight into the draw for the Great Year of Prizes.

You'll be winning right away, with The Observer's latest local news and issues right on your doorstep.



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