SPARKS, NV - Having a working fire alarm in your home cuts your chances of dying in a fire in half.
Properly installing and maintaining those alarms can go even farther to keep your family safe.
That’s why the Sparks Fire Department is conducting Project S.A.F.E., a grant funded program to install free smoke alarms in the homes of residents.
Fire officials are targeting homes more than ten years old because they tend to have fewer smoke alarms, and those that exist often need to be replaced.
They say smoke detectors that are more than ten years old only detect a fire 55% of the time.
Sparks Fire Marshal Bob King also recommends putting alarms in all bedrooms, because you are most at risk when you are sleeping.
In addition to installing new smoke detectors, and replacing batteries in existing devices fire personnel and volunteers will help you with a personalize home-safety check list and evacuation plan.
Firefighters are currently delivering door hangers to 1,000 of the area’s oldest homes encouraging residents to sign up for the program.
You can get more information by checking out the link below.