Fire/EMS

Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detectors

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), almost all households in the U.S. have at least one smoke alarm.  Yet in 2003-2006, smoke alarms were present in only two-thirds (69%) of all reported home fires and operated in just under half (47%) of the reported home fires.  Forty percent of all home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms, while 23% resulted from homes in which smoke alarms were present but did not operate.  The death rate per 100 reported fires was twice as high in homes without a working smoke alarm as it was in home fires with this protection.

For more information regarding smoke detectors or how to obtain them, contact Fire Marshal Kevin Vogelpohl

Install. Inspect. Protect. Smoke Alarms Save Lives