“Your family is twice as likely to survive a fire if you have working smoke alarms,” said Sparks Fire Marshal Bob King. “It’s very important to have smoke detectors in every sleeping room, hallway and on each floor of your home. Most homes in Sparks are more than 10 years old, which means it’s time to install new smoke alarms.”
Sparks firefighters have delivered more than 800 door hangers to homes in their target area to encourage residents to sign up for the free program. The department has received many requests and will be conducting an all-day smoke alarm install with 10 teams of fire personnel and volunteers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. SFD also will be installing carbon monoxide detectors in homes that need them. Fire-safety educators will provide valuable information and educational items to each household, including a personalized home-safety checklist and evacuation plan.
“Every $1 spent on smoke alarms can save $69 in fire-related costs,” King said. “The benefit of saving a life, however, is priceless.”
For more information, visit www.sparksfire.com and click on “Prevention,” or call 353-2261.