LAKE WENATCHEE FIRE & RESCUE FREE SMOKE ALARM PROGRAM
DO YOU HAVE WORKING SMOKE ALARMS IN EVERY ROOM AND ON EVERY FLOOR OF YOUR HOME?
LWFR is offering FREE in-home smoke alarm inspections and replacement of inoperable smoke alarms. To request a smoke alarm installation, please fill out the form below and you will be contacted to set up an appointment for smoke alarm installation.
* Smoke alarm sign-ups are available during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months.
Benefits from Having Smoke Alarms
-Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms save lives and protect against injury and loss due to fire.
-The fire death rate in homes with working smoke alarms is 51% less than the rate for homes without this protection.**
-Having a working smoke alarm reduces one’s chances of dying in a fire by nearly half.
-From 2000-2004, no smoke alarms were present or none operated in almost half of the reported home fires.
-An estimated 890 lives could be saved each year if all homes had working smoke alarms.
-Sixty-five percent of reported home fire deaths in 2004 occurred in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
-Sprinklers and smoke alarms together cut your risk of dying in a home fire 82% in relation to having neither.
-Only 26 percent of families have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.
Info obtained from the American Red Cross