Fire Prevention Week
October 4 -10, 2015
Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries
Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
- Test your smoke alarms every month.
- When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
- Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years
For smoke alarm tips download these documents:
- Escape Planning Tips
- Smoke Alarm Tips
- Smoke Alarm Tips – Spanish
- Smoke Alarm Tips for people who are hard of hearing
For kids activities on fire safety and smoke alarms, visit the National Fire Protection Agency’s website.
Please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau for questions concerning:
- Cooking Safety
- Fee Schedules
- Fire Investigations
- Juvenile Fire Setter Program
- Knox Box
- Municipal Codes
- Outdoor Burning Regulations
- Outdoor Cooking
- Public Education
- School Safety
- Weed Abatement
Chris Jensen, Fire Marshal (619) 667-1472