Have working smoke alarms in your home!

Carbon monoxide or CO is often referred to as “the invisible killer,” an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels like gasoline, wood, coal,
natural gas, propane, oil and methane are actively burning.   In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel, like furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces, can be sources of carbon monoxide.  Carbon Monoxide alarms are suggested for all homes that have natural gas or wood burning fireplaces in them.   These alarms are available for purchase at most retail places around.

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.



**Smoke Detectors**

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 Assistant Chief 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.”

  • 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.

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 .

We urge everyone to check the smoke alarms they have installed in their homes.  Make sure they are working !

If you need assistance please call 261-2000

The link below has some important facts about installing smoke alarms properly inside homes.

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