Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
“In a fire, seconds count”, said Assistant Fire Marshal Eric Hicks.
According to the organization, approximately half of all residential fire deaths occur between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when residents are asleep and smoke alarms are needed in every bedroom.
All household alarms should be replaced after 10 years. It is also important to know what to do if the alarm goes off. The fire department recommends establishing a meeting spot for your family outside.
For the best defense, the Cambridge Fire Department advises the installation of interconnected smoke alarms.
It’s only fair to share… “Smoke alarms can make the difference between life and death in a fire by alerting people in enough time to escape safely”, Murray says.
Greg Neichter, Fulton Domino’s franchise owner, thinks about four residents a day will receive the special delivery, factoring in ample time for firefighters to inspect smoke alarms inside each customer’s home.
This year, the SFMO and our partners will stress the importance of fire safety devices such as fire sprinklers and smoke alarms in upcoming events.
Fire Prevention Week comes as local firefighters have seen an increase in residential fires. In California, new smoke alarms have a ten year long battery life which means no need to change the battery!
The Elkin Fire Department will be hosting other activities during fire prevention week to promote the “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep” theme.
October is Fire Prevention Month, and the Springfield Fire Department will once again use the designation as an opportunity to educate Springfield citizens about fire safety.
AFCEC personnel said their goal is to make a safer Air Force.