This upcoming Sunday (October 4, 2015), two of our local fire stations will be conducting open houses to kick-off 2015 installment of Fire Prevention week. Fire personnel will be on hand to meet with the public to answer questions and to discuss the importance of proper fire safety in your home.
The open house will run from 11:30AM – 3:00PM, and will be conducted at the following two stations:
San Carlos Station 13: 525 Laurel Street, San Carlos
Redwood City Station 9: 755 Marshall Street, Redwood City.
Here is the press release with more information about the open house:
The Redwood City and San Carlos Fire Departments will be hosting open houses at some of their fire stations for fire prevention week on Sunday October 4th from 11:30 AM until 3:00 PM. Fire department personnel will be on-hand to discuss the importance of home smoke alarms and other fire safety standards. The open house events are at the following locations:
Fire Station #9, 755 Marshall Street Redwood City
Fire Station #13, 525 Laurel Street San Carlos
Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, the Redwood City and San Carlos Fire Departments are joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.
“In a fire, seconds count,” said Jim Palisi, Fire Marshal. “Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.” According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, three out of five fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages:
· Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
· Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.
· Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
· Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.
· Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.
· If the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Go to your outside meeting place.
· Call the fire department from outside the home.
“Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” Through these educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the importance of having a working smoke alarm in every bedroom.
To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Redwood City and San Carlos, please contact the Redwood City and San Carlos Fire Departments at (650) 780-7400. To learn more about smoke alarms and “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” visit NFPA’s Web site at www.firepreventionweek.org and www.sparky.org/fpw.
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