Apple Valley Fire Protection District Officials want to remind you that November 3rd is not only the day to change your clocks an hour back, but the day to change the batteries in your home smoke alarms.
Smoke alarms are small in size but huge in effect. A smoke alarm is a powerful insurance policy to protect your family in the event a fire occurs. Smoke alarms should be installed in each bedroom, in addition to being centrally located in the corridor or area outside the bedroom. If the residence has multi-floors there should be a smoke alarm on each level.
Not only should the battery be replaced annually, or sooner if needed, smoke alarms should be tested monthly and maintained with basic housekeeping measures. Test your smoke alarm by simply holding down the “Test” button until the smoke alarm beeps.
As important as smoke alarms are, a Home Fire Escape Plan is equally important and life saving. Each person that lives within the home needs to know how to safely exit the residence in the event of a fire, this includes knowing more than one way to exit each room. Included in the plan is the “meeting place”. After each person has exited the residence they should immediately go to the designated meeting place and stay there. This will allow firefighters to know if there is an immediate need for a rescue operation.
This November 3rd remember to keep your family safe and don’t forget to change your smoke alarm batteries. For further information or questions regarding smoke alarms or other safety information call 760-247-7618 or visit us at: www.avfpd.org.
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The Apple Valley Fire Protection District wants you to be safe. Keep in mind these safety tips for a fun and safe holiday.
Costume Safety • Wear a costume that makes it easy for you to walk, see, and be seen. • If possible choose a costume light in color and without long trailing fabric that could cause a child to trip or may touch flames in jack-o’-lanterns or other decorations. • If you are making your own costume, opt for materials that won’t catch fire easily if they come into contact with heat or flames. Whether homemade or store bought reflective tape can always be added to any costume!
Trick-Or-Treating Safety • If wearing a mask, remove it before crossing the street. • Always cross at corners, never between parked cars or in the middle of an intersection. • Give your child(ren) flashlights or glow sticks so they can easily be seen while walking. • Do not eat candy until it has been thoroughly checked by an adult.
Decorating Safety • Keep decorations away from candles, light bulbs, and heaters. • Consider using flameless candles in your jack-o’-lanterns. • Keep exits clear of decorations.
Join the Apple Valley Fire Protection District for Trick or Treating on Halloween from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at our Fire Stations!!