Monday, April 29, 2013

Lakeside Fire District's Senior Smoke Detector Program

The Lakeside Fire Protection District in conjunction with the Burn Instituteof San Diego will now offer a Senior Smoke Detector Program. The new program is available to senior citizens who are in need of smoke detectors or battery replacement in existing detectors free of charge. On April 25, 2013, District Logistical Volunteer Group members Dennis Canfield and Don Pebley installed the first of what we hope are many smoke detectors for the Senior Citizens who reside in the District.

Lakeside LVG Dennis Canfield installing the first smoke detector.

A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you’re awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.

LVG Don Pebley installs another detector at the same residence.

Senior Citizens who wish to request smoke detector installation can call the Lakeside Fire Protection District Administration at (619) 390-2350, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Every effort will be made to contact the requesting party within 5 business days to arrange installation of new detectors or battery replacement.

Submitted by: Lakeside Division Chief Chuck Tockstein

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