Fire Safety: Change your clock, change your battery

09 March, 2018, 10:28 | Author: Orlando Hughes
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The maximum lifespan of Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are generally 8-10 years.

Fire officials are crediting a working smoke alarm for saving the lives of six people after a Windsor home burst into flames.

The Chattanooga Fire Department and the American Red Cross will be holding a Smoke Alarm Distribution event on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.

Firefighters are recommending when you change your clocks and the batteries in your smoke detector, close your bedroom door when you go to sleep. Any questions regarding fire safety can be directed to the Athens City Fire Department at 740-592-3301. "When properly installed and maintained, working smoke alarms save lives and protect against injury and loss due to fire", states Chief McGee.

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Underscoring the need for more than one smoke alarm in each structure, Jamison shared the story of a residential fire in Kingston Dec. 29, 2017, where two adult brothers - Scottie and Jeffrey Croy - died at the scene from smoke inhalation and their mother, Glenda Croy, perished later. It also clarifies a brief idea of situations emerging market players would surface along with the Smoke Alarms opportunities and favorable conditions that will uphold their position in the market.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. Dual sensor smoke alarms cost between $24 and $40. That applies to those with replaceable batteries and the newer type that has a permanent battery and is meant to last for several years.

If you can not afford a smoke detector or need assistance with smoke detector installation and maintenance, the American Red Cross may be able to help.

Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond. Discuss your escape plan with all members of the household and practice regularly.



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