In this section you will find information on a variety of topics that will be of interest to our residents and business owners.
SMOKE DETECTOR FACTS:
1. Protect yourself and your family.
Install smoke alarms
2. Smoke alarms save lives.
Most fatal fires occur at night when people are asleep. Often, victims never wake up. A working smoke alarm will detect smoke and sound an alarm to alert you, giving you precious time to escape.
3. Buying the best alarm.
There are many types of smoke alarms, each with different features. Alarms can be electrically connected, battery powered or a combination of both. This combination - and a pause feature to reduce nuisance alarms - are highly recommended.
4. One smoke alarm is not enough.
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and in all sleeping areas..
5. Where to install smoke alarms.
Because smoke rises, you should place alarms on the ceiling. If you cannot do this, place them high up on a wall, .
6. Test your smoke alarm regularly.
Every month, test your smoke alarms, using the alarm test button.
7. Change your clock, change your battery.
Install a new battery of the proper type at least once a year. If the low battery warning beeps, replace the battery immediately.
8. Gently vacuum alarm every six months.
Dust can clog a smoke alarm.
9. Plan your escape.
Make sure that everyone knows the sound of the smoke alarm and what to do if a fire occurs.
Regularly practice your home fire escape plan. Know two ways out of every room and have a pre-arranged meeting place outside. Once out, stay out and call the fire department from a neighbor's home.
Tyger River can assist you with obtaining and/or installing smoke detectors in your home. Contact us at either station for assistance.