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Fulton County Observes Fire Prevention Week | Print |

Fulton County’s Fire Rescue Department will be holding several events throughout the community in observance of Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, 2014. This year’s theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

Join Fulton County Fire Rescue at one of the following events to learn more about smoke alarms and fire safety:

  • October 1 - 10:00 a.m. - Presentation of Proclamation honoring National Fire Prevention Week at the Board of Commissioners meeting, Fulton County Government Center, Assembly Hall, 141 Pryor St., SW, Atlanta, GA
  • October 6 - 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Fire Truck and Fire Safety House, Harriet G. Darnell Senior Facility, 677 Fairburn Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30331
  • October 7 - 10:30 – 12:00 p.m. - Fire Truck during “Story Time” for kids,  The New Wolf Creek Library, 3100 Enon Road, Atlanta, GA 30331
  • October 9 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Safety Fair at the Fulton County Government Center - Peachtree Level Atrium, 141 Pryor St., SW, Atlanta, GA
  • October 10 - 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - - Booth set-up in the Break Room, Fulton County Fire Headquarters, Fulton County  Government Service Center, 5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30336

According to the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Having a working smoke alarm in the home cuts the risk of dying in a fire in half, on average each year.
  • Three out of five home fire deaths result in fires where there are either no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
  • In one-quarter (23 percent) of the home fire deaths smoke alarms were present but did not sound.

NFPA recommends:

  • Installing smoke alarms inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Testing all smoke alarms every month by using the test button.
  • Replacing all smoke alarms every 10 years or sooner if they don’t respond properly when tested.

Fulton County residents are encouraged to visit their local fire station during Fire Prevention Week to learn more about what steps they can take to prevent fires. For more information about Fulton County Fire Rescue Department events, call 404-612-5700 or visit http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/fcfrd-about. Follow them on Twitter @FCFRD.

 
 

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