Emergency Management News

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives #AltusOK #OKfire

Is your smoke alarm working? It’s Fire Prevention Week, and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has life-saving information to help you protect yourself and your loved ones! This year’s theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives”.
Smoke alarms are a very important means of preventing home fire fatalities by providing an early warning signal so you have time to escape a fire. Smoke alarms are one of the best safety devices you can buy and install to protect yourself, your family and your home. According to the USFA, working smoke alarms cut the risk of fatality in reported home fires by half.
While fires can start from various sources in the home, experts say cookingis the leading cause of home fire and fire injuries. Here are a few tips for preventing kitchen fires:
  • Keep an eye on what you fry;
  • Be alert when cooking; and
  • Keep items (such as kitchen towels) that can catch fire away from cooking areas.

Thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for this information.

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