Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fire Prevention Week 2010, October 3 - 9

Lakeside, CA - 

"Smoke Alarms: A Sound You can Live With" is this year's message during Fire Prevention Week, October 3 - 9, 2010.

Every 39 minutes, someone in the U.S. is injured in a home fire.  Home fires result in hundreds of Californians being burned and even killed.

This year’s fire prevention week campaign is designed to educate people about the importance of smoke alarms and encourages everyone to take the steps necessary to update and maintain their home smoke alarm protection. NFPA statistics show that working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire nearly in half. But they must be working properly to do so. Roughly two-thirds of all home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

Lakeside Firefighters want you to know that the safety of your family and loved ones is our number one priority.


Install smoke detectors in every bedroom, outside all sleeping areas, and on every level of your home.

Test Smoke Alarms once a month.

Replace batteries in smoke alarms twice a year.

Regularly dust or vacuum smoke alarms to keep them working properly.

Do not disable smoke alarms, even temporarily.

For best protection, use both photoelectric and ionization technology.

Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.

Have a home fire escape plan. Practice it twice a year.

When the smoke alarm sounds, get out and stay out.

For more great information on smoke alarms, CLICK HERE.

Fire Prevention Week 2010.

Submitted by:
Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District

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