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October is Fire Prevention Month

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damaged bedroom Smoke detectors save lives - Talk to your loved ones about the importance and have an escape plan.

Fire Prevention week is the perfect time to educate and talk with your whole family about fire safety – include testing alarms, changing the batteries or upgrading to 10-year sealed battery alarms, how to use a fire extinguisher and escape route planning.

    • Three out of Five fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or when the alarms are not working.
    • Smoke alarm failures usually result from missing, disconnected, or dead batteries.
    • More than one-third(37%) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present
    • The risk of dying in a house fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.
    • Install smoke alarms at every level of the home along with every bedroom.
    • Be sure to test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button.
    • Replace batteries in smoke alarms at least once a year.  If an alarm "chirps", the battery is low and should be replaced right away.
    • Replace smoke alarms every 10 years with brand new smoke alarms.

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