Fire Chief Mario Molina wants everyone to
remember that SMOKE ALARMS save lives –install and maintain them. ***According
to the National Fire Protection Association, roughly two thirds of home fire
deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.***

 

Please keep these safety tips in mind:

 

·        
Install smoke alarms in every bedroom,
outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home.

·        
Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the
test button.

·        
Replace all smoke alarms when they are ten
years old or sooner if they do not respond properly when tested.

·        
Smoke alarms should be INSTALLED away from
the kitchen to prevent false alarms. Generally, they should be at least 10 feet
(3 meters) from a cooking appliance.

 

To view this or previous IFD Safety Topics go
to:
www.cityofirving.org/fire/fire-safety.asp

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