For Fire Prevention Week, we were so excited to name Salaar Khan, a Grade One student from Nicholas Sheran Community School, as Fire Chief for a Day. Salaar got a pretty cool firefighter experience including some fire training, lunch at the station and a sweet new uniform. Congrats little buddy!
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years".
Data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced. Read more from NFPA Journal.
Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.
To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.