The Midland Fire Department reminds citizens of the importance of replacing their smoke detectors during this year's Fire Prevention Week this week.
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of the National Fire Prevention Association's three-year effort to educate the public about smoke alarm safety.
Midland firefighters will be present at Midland Park Mall on October 13-15 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. to hand out educational and promotional items to children and answer questions from families about fire safety.
NFPA’s survey data shows that only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced. The association offers the following tips:
- Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.###
- Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.- To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.
Media contact: Fire Marshal David Hickman