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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” as official theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, 2016
“Smoke alarms play an essential role in home fire safety, but they have to be working properly in order to protect people,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of NFPA’s Outreach and Advocacy division. “This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign represents the final year of a three-year effort to better educate the public about the importance of smoke alarms, and what it takes to make sure they’re in working order.”
According to an NFPA report, in one-fifth (20 percent) of all U.S. homes with smoke alarms, the smoke alarms aren’t working; three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without smoke alarms (38 percent) or with no working smoke alarms (21 percent).
“People tend to assume that simply having smoke alarms in their home ensures adequate protection from fires, but it takes regular testing and maintenance to ensure that that’s the case,” said Carli. “Part of that effort is making sure you know how old the smoke alarms in your home are, and that they’re replaced every 10 years.” Carli notes that the age of a smoke alarm can be determined by looking for the date of manufacture on the back or side of the alarm, and to replace the units 10 years from that date.
NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years. For more information on this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” visit www.firepreventionweek.org.
Sparky the Fire Dog® announces, “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” as theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 9 – 15, 2016.
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The dedicated volunteers of Point Pleasant Beach Fire Company No. 2 have served the residents and visitors of Point Pleasant Beach since 1907.
Today, alongside with the members of Ocean Fire Company #1, our members answer the call to protect the residents of “The Beach” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Last year the Company responded to over 290 calls for service. These calls included the aiding of individuals injured or trapped in motor vehicle crashes, detecting and mitigating situations of high levels of toxic gases in our neighbors’ homes, and working to protect people and property from devastating fires.
We also work to promote fire safety education. Every year our members visit the schools in our community to discuss the importance of fire safety and fire prevention.
Our members are constantly training to better serve the people of Point Pleasant Beach. This training including monthly drills, including staged motor vehicle crashes, firefighter 'mayday' situations, and exercises with actual 'live' fire. Many of our members have also attended nationally recognized training programs on both the East and West Coasts.
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