Smoke Detector Program

~~Smoke Detector Program

Lewis County Fire District #15 Smoke Detector Program offers free smoke alarms or battery replacement to residents that meet the following criteria:
• Resident of Lewis County Fire District #15.
• Own and occupy your home
• Meet one of the requirements below.
1) Children in the residence under ten years old
2) Elderly
3) Handicapped

The smoke detectors and batteries are installed by on-duty firefighters at no cost to the resident.

Install:
Lewis County Fire District #15 recommends that you install at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home. Smoke alarms are designed to wake you up if a fire starts while you are sleeping. Be sure your smoke alarms are near bedrooms and other sleeping areas in your home. Free smoke alarms are available for qualified home owners.

Test:
When was the last time you heard your smoke alarm? Battery-operated alarms should be tested once a month to make certain they are working.

Change:
Replace the batteries in your smoke alarm at least once a year. Lewis County Fire District #15 recommends you do this when you change your clocks to Daylight Savings Time each fall.

Replace:
Replace your smoke alarm every ten (10) years. If you don't know how old your smoke alarm is, or if it is ten (10) years or older, replace it as soon as possible.
Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they are installed and working. The majority of fatality fires occur in homes without working smoke alarms.

If you or your organization would like to donate new smoke detectors and/or 9 volt batteries to our program, please contact us.

Check out the FILE page for the Smoke Detector Application!!!

 


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