Kingsport Fire Department reminds residents: “Hear the beep where you sleep”

You should hear the beep while you’re sleeping and have a smoke alarm in front of all bedrooms in your home. The association notes that too often people are awakened by the smoke and heat of a fire, rather than the sounding of a fire alarm. The dried leaves can be great for mulch, decorating and fall activities, but they also can be a fire hazard. When communities work together, we know we can reach more families, install life-saving smoke alarms in their homes and teach fire safety.


The campaign aims to increase the use of smoke alarms and to encourage all Americans to practice their fire escape plans. Families that indicate they are in need of a smoke alarm or battery for their existing smoke alarm will be contacted by the Springfield Fire Department with details about its free smoke alarm program. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep”.

Fire Chief David Gates says the department is not looking to make money off of this. Following the visits, each child will be given a smoke alarm survey for parents to fill out. For easy installation, wireless interconnected smoke alarms are now available.

Test alarms each month by pushing the test button. In fact, the combination of working smoke alarms and a residential sprinkler system almost guarantee your survival in a fire. This way, when one sounds, they all do. The first is a Fire Open House & Pancake Breakfast on October 3, at 7853 Central Avenue in Lemon Grove.


Statistics show just how important the working smoke alarm is during an emergency. Alarms should be replaced at the age of 10 years or sooner if they do not seem to be responding properly, according to the association. The second Fire Open House will be in La Mesa, at 8054 Allison Avenue, from 10:00 2:00 p.m. Meet the fire fighters and see exciting fire rescue demonstrations. “Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” to better educate the public about the true value of working smoke alarms in the bedroom.

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