SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - It’s something we don’t always think about, but it’s something that could save your life: having working smoke detectors in your house.
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The Sparks Fire Department is offering Sparks homeowners, with homes built before 1994, free installation of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors as part of their ProjectSAFE (Survive A Fire Emergency) Program.
Established in 2007, the program provides vital education and information about smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and general home fire safety.
Sparks Assistant Fire Mashal Chris McCubbins says each year, roughly 70 percent of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or smoke alarms that are defective.
The program provides 10-year smoke alarms in each sleeping area, hallway and floor level, 10-year batteries if resident’s current detectors are less than two-years-old, strobe and bed-shaker alarm kits for the hearing-impaired, a personal home safety checklist, escape plan diagram, stickers and other safety information for the entire family.
Residents of Sparks with homes built before 1994, are encouraged to call the Fire Prevention Bureau at (775) 353-2266 or email email@example.com to schedule an installation time. The next installation dates are September 19 and October 15 and 17.
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