Ponderosa Fire Department Round Up October 2015
The reality is that when fire strikes, your home could be engulfed in smoke and flames in just a few minutes. “In the old days” fires burned with much less intensity and over a longer time period, but with today’s synthetic materials in almost everything we have science has proven that fire growth is increasing at a much faster rate.
This year’s National Fire Prevention Week theme is (October 4-10, 2015), “Every Bedroom Needs A Working Smoke Alarm”. The focus is on the importance of assuring your smoke detectors are working and to have that additional layer of protection by having a smoke detector inside of your bedroom. More information is available at www.firepreventionweek.org.
It is very important to verify your smoke alarms are working so take the time to check them about once per month. The Ponderosa FD recommends having both ionization AND at least one photoelectric type smoke detector in your home as a minimum and at least one on each floor.
Don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time ends on November 1. Change Your Clock – Change Your Smoke Detector Battery.