- Time Change - 10/28/2014
As you move your clocks back one hour, go ahead and change those smoke alarm batteries. Doing these together makes it easier to remember those alarms in the house.
- Calls Responded - 10/02/2014
Number of calls Central Fire has responded to for the year 2014 is at 1856. Click here for more info and graphs
- Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians - 05/08/2014
We all should be properly restrained with seat belts in our vehicles. Infant child seats can sometimes be tricky to install correctly.
Please call to make an appointment with our certified child passenger safety technicians if you would like your child’s safety seat to be inspected.
Halloween Fun October 31, 2014 6-8 pm
Make sure your costumes are light and bright enough to be clearly visible to motorists.
Look for Flame Resistant labels on your costume.
Warn children not to eat any treats before an adult has examined them for evidence of tampering.
Children should go only to home where the residents are known and have outside lights on as a sign of welcome
Young children should always be accompanied by an adult.
Have a flashlight/ glow light or reflective tape so that pedestrians are seen.
Make sure your costumes mask does not block the child eyes, use face paint instead if needed.
Children should WALK, from house to house and use the sidewalk if available.
For release on: October 2, 2014
For more information contact: Captain Derek Glover 225-261-2000 email@example.com
Central Fire Department Reminds Central City Residents: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!
Central, La October 2, 2014 – Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”
Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, Central Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly.
According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
“In a fire, seconds count,” said Captain Derek Glover. “Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.”
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages:
- Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home.
- Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.
- Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
- Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.
- Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.
The Central Fire Department will be hosting activities going to schools and daycares during Fire Prevention Week to promote “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!” Through these educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the importance of working smoke alarms and testing them monthly.
To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Central, please contact the Central Fire Department at 225-261-2000. To learn more about smoke alarms and “Working Smoke Alarms Saves Lives”, visit NFPA’s website at www.firepreventionweek.org and our web site at www.centralfd.org
Your life and property are worth more than the time and cost of smoke detector maintenance. We urge all homeowners to keep and maintain smoke detectors! Smoke alarms have to have batteries to work. Change the batteries every six months and perform a monthly alarm check .
Be sure every level of your home has a working smoke alarm.
Make sure every level of your home has a working smoke alarm.
Fire Safety for Older Adults
We tend to think that fire safety is just something we need to teach to kids, that is extremely important, but also we need to reach out to older adults. People are living longer and people age 85 and older die in fires at a rate 4.4 times higher than the rest of the population. Call us if you would like set up an escape plan. Below are some precautionary steps to help older adults:
Don’t leave smoking materials unattended and never smoke in bed.
Never leave cooking unattended, use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
Place smoke alarms on every level of your home.
Know at least two exits from every room
Check that all doors and windows that lead outside have a clear path to get to them and that they open easily.
Let a close neighbor or relative know if you have special needs that may be important information for the fire department to know.
Special fire safety devices are available for people with special needs, such as: smoke alarms with flashing light or some that connect to a strobe light outside of house to let other see.
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