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Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One Reminds Residents: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives! 

Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!"

Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly.

According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

"In a fire, seconds count," said Fire Chief John Burgess. "Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 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."

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages:

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.
  • Test alarms at least 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.

Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One will be participating in this years Scarecrow Festival at Sehmel Park on Saturday, October 4, 2014. In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, we will have materials and information available for families to learn how to make a fire escape plan for your home as well as information on smoke alarms and home fire safety.

If you are unable to join us on Saturday, October 4th and would like to learn more about fire escape planning, smoke alarms and home fire safety, go to www.gigharborfire.org. To learn more about smoke alarms and "Working Smoke Alarms Saves Lives", visit NFPA’s website atwww.firepreventionweek.org.

  

 

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