Saanich Fire Department is reminding residents that location matters when it comes to smoke alarm effectiveness.
Customers who order from participating Domino’s stores throughout the U.S.in October may also be surprised when their delivery arrives aboard a fire engine.
McMaster said that a lot of people have detectors in their kitchens, which isn’t a great spot because the alarms will be triggered by steam or smoke from cooking. This year’s theme focuses on the importance of installing a smoke alarm in each bedroom of the home and on each level of the home. Merriman says national statistics show that three out of every five fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
Having working smoke detectors for fire preparedness is important, but it’s imperative to understand fire prevention techniques. Without a functional smoke alarm, people may not have enough time to escape what could be a perilous situation.
According to NFPA research, functioning smoke alarms can cut the chance of dying in half. 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.
“In a fire, seconds count”, said Lt. Cydnie Ridling, the NCFS fire and life safety educator.
Fire Prevention Week runs from October. 4 through 10.
By connecting all smoke alarms, those in a home will hear the one nearest them activate even if the fire has begun in a different portion of the home.
Closing the door reduces fire growth and spread, limits damage to your home, and could possibly save lives. “Consumer Reports recommends replacing your smoke detectors every 10 years”.
In Springfield, the fire death rate is more than double of that in the United States.
In cooperation with area fire departments and injury prevention coalitions and agencies, area fifth grade students will have the opportunity to interact with firefighters, practice fire safety measures and view fire equipment while enjoying what the Sedgwick County Zoo has to offer. Drills will start at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day until approximately 3 p.m.