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Fire Prevention Month in Grand Traverse Area

10/11/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Prevention Month in Grand Traverse Area Have you checked your smoke alarm batteries recently?!

October is Fire Prevention Month, and a perfect time to examine emergency preparedness plans for your home an business.  The 2016 theme for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is "Don't Wait - Check the Date!  Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years."  According to the NFPA in 2014 fires caused 2,745 deaths, 11,825 injuries and $6.8 billion in property damage.  Roughly half of home fire deaths occur in fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.  Smoke alarms save lives!  In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half!  When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected or dead.  Check your smoke alarms today to ensure your safety!

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