The goal of Fire Prevention Month is to raise awareness about fire safety and help ensure your home and family are prepared in the event of an emergency. It’s the perfect time to talk with your whole family about fire safety – include testing alarms, changing the batteries, and escape planning.

According to the National Fire Protection Association & First Alert Survey:
  • 3 of every 5 home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no working smoke alarms
  • Less than 50% of homeowners have an escape plan
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) is the #1 cause of accidental death
  • 60% of consumers do not test their smoke and CO alarms monthly
  • Only 47% of people report having CO alarms in their home
In addition to developing an escape plan and checking CO and smoke detectors, Amberley Village Fire Captain Chris Fritsch recommends developing the habit of associating National Fire Prevention Month with remembering to change the batteries in your home alarm system at the same time. This is just one example of how the dual roles of our police and fire departments encourage staff to think across disciplines.   Keep an eye out for regular safety tips and recommendations in our monthly E-Newsletter.
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