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Fire Prevention Division


Fire Prevention

Benjamin Franklin Fire Helmet

"An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure." 

- Benjamin Franklin

How Important are Smoke Alarms?

Smoke Alarms SAVE LIVES. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the risk of dying in reported home structure fires is 55% lower in homes with working smoke alarms compared to homes with no alarms or inoperative alarms. It is widely recommended to have a smoke alarm in each bedroom, outside of sleeping areas, and to have at least one alarm on each floor in a common area.