Fire Prevention

Hear the Beep When You Sleep

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:

For kids activities on fire safety and smoke alarms, visit the National Fire Protection Agency’s website.

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Please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau for questions concerning:

Chris Jensen, Fire Marshal  (619) 667-1472


“Reproduced from NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week website, © 2015 NFPA.”