National Fire Prevention Week 2014 -
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. October 6, 2014 – October 5th-11th has been declared “National Fire Prevention Week”, a time to reflect on our nation’s past fire history, remembering the “Great Chicago Fire of 1871” and how out of that tragedy, a national interest in fire prevention and safety emerged.
The 2014 National Fire Prevention Week theme “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives:
Test Yours Every Month!” is a reminder that smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire, but they need to be working. Unfortunately, many home fire deaths result from fires where a smoke alarm is present but does not operate. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme focuses on motivating people to test their smoke alarms each month to make sure they’re working properly.
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department 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.
The Santa Barbara County and encourages everyone to participate in fire prevention activities at home, work, school and all locations, making this Fire Prevention Week the beginning of a yearlong effort to improve fire safety.
Captain David Sadecki
News Line 805.681-5546
All Santa Barbara County Fire Department Public Service Announcements are available at www.sbcfire.com