Fire Prevention and Safety Information
Your best protection from fire and injury is prevention.
We believe in fighting fires before they happen and helping people before they are hurt. This is accomplished through public education training events and providing quality safety information to everyone. The information below will provide you with information to ensure that you are doing everything possible to protect yourself, your home, and your family.
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Interesting news reports on Smoke Alarms:
TODAY: Rossen Reports: Kids sleeping through smoke alarms - March 22, 2013
In the event of a fire, you rely on your smoke detectors to wake up your whole family. NBC’s Jeff Rossen conducts a test and makes a frightening discovery: Children can sleep right through the piercing alarms.
Rossen: Some smoke detectors may not go off in time - October 3, 2012
A scientist at Texas A&M University says he has discovered that one of the most popular kinds of smoke detectors may not protect your family in a fire, because it's not sensitive enough to go off in time for you to escape your burning house. NBC's Jeff Rossen investigates.