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Celebrate Fire Safety in October
Help us sound the alarm that working smoke alarms save lives.
Many people don’t test their smoke alarms as often as they should. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. You need working smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Test yours every month!
If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. According to the National Fire Prevention Alliance, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
Here's what you need to know!
- Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
- Test your smoke alarms every month.
- When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
- Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years.
If you need help to check your smoke alarm, let us know!
SFD honorS Breast Cancer Awareness with Pink shirts
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. There has been a lot of progress made but there is still a long way to go. SFD firefighters can be seen in a special “pink” shirt during this month in support of these two prevention efforts.
With Arizona finally feeling a chill in the air, we prepare for the first of several favorite holidays -- Halloween! Take steps to keep your Halloween safe for ghosts and goblins of all ages this trick or treat season. Get tips here.
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