They're issuing this appeal on Fire Safety Week.
Westmeath Fire and Rescue Services says there has been an increase in the number of fires starting in bedrooms.
Senior Assistant Chief Officer Pat Hunt says they've been caused by phone and laptops left charging at night.
Today marks the start of Fire Safety Week and, as the theme is ‘Smoke Alarm Save Lives’, he's urging people to check their devices on a regular basis:
Launch of Fire Safety Week 2020
Fire Safety Week 2020 kicks off…right now! Our theme this year is Smoke Alarms Save Lives and with all of us spending more time at home this message is more important than ever. Fire Safety Week is being launched virtually this year by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O'Brien TD, with special messages from Dennis Keeley Chief Fire Officer for Dublin Fire Brigade, and Dave Carroll Chief Fire Officer for Tipperary Fire & Rescue and Chairperson of the Chief Fire Officers Association. Please watch our short videos below for some important information from Minister O’Brien and CFO Dennis Keeley for Fire Safety Week. Check out our next post for CFO Dave Carroll's message! Watch out for updates and new content on our page @firesafetyireland during the week and please like and share to show your support for Fire Safety Week. It Could Save Lives. #FireSafetyIRE #20FSW #STOPFirePosted by Fire Safety Ireland on Sunday, October 4, 2020