Free smoke detectors coming to Hot Springs
That's 42 percent of homes where fires occurred with no smoke alarm. If that alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.
At the end of 2015, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law that will require all smoke alarms sold in NY to be equipped with sealed-in, non-removable batteries that last for at least 10 years. "While testing your smoke alarm, practice your fire drill at home until everyone can escape in under two minutes". If your smoke alarms are broken or outdated the department will replace them with battery powered alarms at no cost and install additional alarms as necessary. "Here in the California Northwest, Red Cross workers and partners have taught 329 youth to be safer in emergencies and installed 812 smoke alarms in 317 households across seven neighborhoods".
With daylight saving time approaching, the Firemen's Association of the State of NY encourages all New Yorkers to test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. The smoke alarms in that home were not working, Ostroskey says.
Mayor Nathaniel Anderson thanked the American Red Cross for collaborating with the township's fire chief and public safety director in putting the campaign together here.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for regularly cleaning your alarms of dust and cobwebs.
Here in the Iowa Region, Red Cross workers and partners have installed more than 1,000 free smoke alarms, changed more than 115 batteries and created more than 350 home fire escape plans this year. This is particularly important for those most at risk of dying in a home fire, such as children and seniors.
If your family doesn't have a plan, this is an ideal time to develop one.
"Every year in Georgia we have numerous fire fatalities in homes that didn't have smoke alarms, or where the alarms didn't function", Hudgens said. These too are battery operated and should have their batteries changed often.
Smoke alarms with non-replaceable 10-year batteries are created to remain effective for up to 10 years.
He also asks you to help the elderly and friends when it comes to changing batteries and replacing smoke detectors.