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Daylight savings an opportunity to test smoke detectors | Mountain View Fire and Rescue - Black Diamond Fire

October 26, 2012 · Updated 12:10 PM
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Daylight Savings time is Sunday, Nov 3 and is also an opportunity to change your batteries in your smoke alarms.

Below are some recommendations on smoke alarms from Tim Perciful, spokesperson for Mountain View Fire and Rescue.

Roughly two thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms, according to the National Fire Protection Association

Why smoke Alarms Need To Be Replaced:

Smoke Alarm Maintenance

Placement:

Types of Smoke Alarms

People Who Are Deaf or Hard-Of-Hearing

Fire Escape Plans and Exit Drills

NFPA has more information at http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=1647&itemID=39905&URL=Safety%20Information/For%20consumers/Fire%20&%20safety%20equipment/Smoke%20alarms/Smoke%20alarm%20safety%20tips

 

For more information please contact Tim Perciful at tperciful@kcfd44.org or 253-508-7273.

 

 

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