Debra Sinick

It’s Fire Prevention Week In Kirkland, WA-Here’s My Two Cents

In Kirkland WA, Safety and Disaster Preparedness on October 4, 2010 at 10:06 am

Kirkland Fire prevention Week is October 3rd-9th. This year’s fire prevention theme is “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!”

From Robin Paster,  Kirkland Fire Department Press Release:

In the early hours of July 2, 2010, a smoke alarm woke a local resident, whose

town home caught on fire.  The early warning allowed him to escape without

injury, call 911, alert neighbors and move a dog to safety, while fire crews

contained the fire to just his home.  Without a working smoke alarm, the

resident would likely have lost his life due to smoke inhalation, before waking.

Install smoke detectors in your home.  The smoke alarms may save your life.  But don’t forget to change the batteries each time you change the time on your clock.  (twice a year)  Your smoke detectors need to work, too! I’ve had a client lose their home to a fire and it’s the most devastating thing.  Thankfully, no one was injured in the fire.

Smoke alarms are critical for safety, but I am going to throw my own two cents in here and suggest you to have a fire extinguisher on hand, too. It’s important to have a fire extinguisher, it’s also important to check or replace it on a regular basis.  There are places to get the fire extinguisher checked out so that it remains in good working order.

So two fire safety tips here.  Can you think of some other tips?


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