Fire Chief Leslie Hoog
899 Carlyle Ave. SE
Palm Bay, FL 32909
Remember to Regularly Change Your Battery
The National Fire Protection Association reports that 71% of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries. This reinforces how important it is to take this time each year to check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Most fatal fires occur at night. Every home needs working smoke alarms to provide an early warning. Install smoke alarms in all sleeping rooms, hallways that lead to sleeping areas, and each additional level of your home. Prepare and practice an escape plan! Crawl low under smoke. Plan where to meet outside. Once you are out, stay out!
Remember, almost every day a smoke alarm saves somebody’s life.
Safety Education Resources:
- Consumer Product Safety Commission - Recalls
- US Food and Drug Administration
- Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
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