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Palm Bay Fire-Rescue offers a number of fire education programs and information.

Should you have any suggestions regarding fire education programs you would like to see offered, please email us

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Smoke Detectors - Just How Important Are They?

The introduction of smoke detection to the home is extremely beneficial. As Fire Prevention Week is coming up in October, and the theme is "Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP,we strongly urge you to access the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) website for and insight into the role they play in your family's safety. You will also find videos, games, coloring sheets, etc. for your children so they, too, will understand the importance of detectors and the role they play in fire safety.

UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Swagway Hoverboard

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 15, 2016 —The following is a notification from UL that hoverboards marketed and sold by Swagway, LLC bear counterfeit UL Marks. Swagway Hoverboards have not been evaluated by UL to any Standard for Safety and it is unknown if the Swagway Hoverboards comply with any safety requirements.

To date, UL has yet to certify any hoverboards for safety. Further, UL certification of components such as a battery pack or power supply in hoverboards is different from certification of the hoverboards themselves.

View the rest of the article and see photos of the hoverboard here