Smoke Alarm Campaign 2023
Smoke Alarms – A Sound You Can Live With
Replace Aging Smoke Alarms
The one time we think about the smoke alarms in our homes is when we move in, or maybe once in a while when we change the batteries. But unless the smoke alarm goes off, or it chirps to remind us to change the batteries, we pretty much take them for granted. Do you remember the last time you replaced your smoke alarms? Was it more than ten years ago? When you moved into or built your home? If you don’t remember, it may be time to do so. Like every other appliance in our home, they don’t last forever. Smoke alarms have a lifespan of about ten years according to the major manufacturers and after that should be replaced. The sensing mechanisms get old, wear out, and are just no longer reliable. Every smoke alarm produced in the last ten years has a manufacture date stamped on the back that says how old it is. If a smoke alarm does not, then it is already more than ten years old and needs to be replaced. Working smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Smoke alarms and a practiced home escape plan can cut the chances of dying in a fire in half.
Fire Prevention and Public safety
Grand Forks Fire Rescue
Between the hours of 6pm and 8 pm, the week of February 13th to the 24th, Grand Forks Fire Rescue will be going out to various neighborhoods in Grand Forks and conducting Smoke Alarm safety checks.
With homeowner permission GFFR will test all your smoke alarms, change batteries as required, and leave the homeowner a recommendation form and provide tips as required. Adults and Children in the home will receive a safety package and a free tote bag.
If you bring your Fire Department recommendation form to your local Home Hardware, they will give the homeowner a 10% discount on The Fire Safety products you require.
If the homeowner requires assistance with hard wired smoke alarm installations in your home, your local electrical company can assist with by sending a certified technician at a small fee.
We will NOT be coming out on Tuesday Feb 14th Valentine’s Day