These facts underscore the extreme importance of having working smoke alarms in all bedrooms.
According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half.
“In a fire, seconds count”, Fire Chief Brent Saunders said. While there are numerous ways to improve home safety, fires are a common threat that you have the power to prevent with preparation. Having a fresh battery in your smoke detector plays a critical role in giving families the time needed to safely escape a home fire.
Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
Leading up to that, North County firefighters will visit local schools to educate youth during Fire Prevention Week October 5 through 9.
Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. They are encouraging community members to push the test button on their alarms at least once a month.
Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it. Take inventory of how many batteries are required to power these smoke alarms so you can be prepared to keep them operational.
Test smoke alarms monthly and replace the batteries every spring and fall when we change our clocks for Daylight Savings Time. 6, 7 and 8 to offer fire safety tips.
At the Fire Prevention open house, various activities will take place for the family to enjoy including tours of the new fire station, fire truck rides, a fire slide pole, fire safety house and fire extinguisher demonstrations.
The Garden City Fire Department has announced it will be holding its annual Fire Prevention Day and Open House on Sunday, October 4th at Fire Headquarters on Stewart Ave in the Village Hall Complex.