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Fire Prevention Week focuses on smoke alarms

Staff reports

This is Fire Prevention Week, and is the basis for public fire safety awareness activities in fire departments and elementary schools across North America.

“This Fire Prevention Week, we are concentrating our efforts on making sure the citizens of Nevada understand that they need working smoke alarms on every level of their home, and they should plan ahead of time how they would get out if fire strikes, and practice that plan regularly,” said State Fire Marshal Doyle Sutton.

“Having early warning of a fire and following a well-practiced escape plan to get out quickly and stay out can make the difference between surviving a fire and dying in one,” he said.

For information, call 687-4290 or go to http://www.nfpa.org/factsheets

Smoke Alarm Information

• Properly install an alarm on every level of your home, including the basement.

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• Install an alarm outside each sleeping area.

• Test all your smoke alarms monthly. Replace any alarm that is 10 or more years old.

• Make sure everyone can hear and recognize the sound of the alarms.

• Never remove the battery from your smoke alarm unless you are replacing it.

• Install a new battery at least once a year or when it begins to chirp.

For information, call 687-4290 or go to http://www.nfpa.org/factsheets