Firefighters in Snohomish County Fire District 1 will be participating in Smoke Alarm Saturday, encouraging citizens to check their smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms on Oct. 31.
This is the second year the Snohomish County Fire Prevention Association has sponsored Smoke Alarm Saturday countywide. “We know smoke alarms save lives by providing the early warning you need to escape a fire. We want to spread the word and make sure everyone has access to this lifesaving technology,” said Steve Sherman, a deputy chief with Snohomish County Fire District 1.
On Saturday, Fire District 1 will have firefighters installing free smoke alarms at Mt. View Villa Mobile Home Park in Mountlake Terrace as well as several other neighborhoods around Snohomish County.
Firefighters will also be handing out information at Roger’s Market encouraging citizens to change (or check 10-year lifetime) smoke alarm batteries as they change their clocks from Daylight Savings Time on Sunday.
“This wraps up Fire Prevention Month and our theme is ‘Stay Fire Smart! Don’t Get Burned,’ ” Sherman said. “In addition to focusing on the importance of smoke alarms, firefighters will be talking to people about what they can do to prevent the leading causes of home fires – cooking, heating, electrical and smoking-materials.”
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