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Bestadvice helps with fire safety

Online financial information service Bestadvice.net is working with the

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to alert children to the dangers of house

fires.

The free web site aimed at IFAs and mortgage brokers has donated 60 smoke

alarms to the children who attend the Pooh Corner Pre-School in

Waterlooville, Hampshire.

The initiative is intended as to boost the fire service&#39s Target 2000

safety campaign to protect children from fires by installing a smoke

detector free of charge in the bedroom of every child under 16 over the

next three years.

Fire chiefs in Hampshire believe the risk of children being involved in

fires in their rooms is on the increase because of the growing number of

electrical devices, such as computers, playstations, TVs and radios.

Bestadvice.net does not charge intermediaries and brokers to use the site

and gets most of its revenue through sponsorship and advertising by lenders

and packagers, including UCB Homeloans, Purple Loans and Freedom Finance.

Services include a daily newsletter, free software and other tools which

can be downloaded.

Bestadvice.net publisher Ed Tackas says: “We initially got involved

because we are parents ourselves and because one of the fire officers

involved in the campaign is a member of my family. But we soon discovered

the very real risk that is posed to young people.”

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