Hear the Beep Where You Sleep

Chirping alarmLocation matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep”. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!

In a fire, seconds count. Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 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.

Here are some safety tips:

  • 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 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.
  • If the smoke alarms sounds, get outside and stay outside. Go to your outside meeting place.
  • Call the fire department from outside the home.

For more information contact Fire Marshall Rudy Lopez Sr. at 768-3231.

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