Sparky the Fire Dog® announces "Hear the Beep Where you Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm" as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2015
"While we've long suspected that many people don't know they need a smoke alarm in each bedroom, the questionnaire we posted last year confirmed those suspicions," Said Lorraine Carli, NFPA's vice president of Outreach and Advocacy.
According to NFPA statistics, half of all home fire deaths occur at night between the hours of 11:00 pm and 7:00 am, when people are most likely to be sleeping. Having a working smoke alarm in the home cuts the risk of dying in a fire in half. These facts underscore the extreme importance of having working smoke alarms in all bedrooms.
Smoke alarms can make the difference between life and death in a fire by alerting people in time to escape safely, but they need to be installed in all the required locations, including all bedrooms, and they need to be working.
Source: National Fire Protection Agency
Important Upcoming Dates:
October 4: Fire Prevention Week Parade through Torbay and Flatrock (time to be determined)
October 7: Open House, Flatrock Station
October 8: Open House, Torbay Station
October 31: Halloween Night Pumpkin Patrol
November 1: Clocks "Fall Back", change your clocks, change your batteries in your Smoke Alarms