Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

Fire Marshal Distributes 300 Free Smoke Alarms

Fire Marshal Distributes 300 Free Smoke Alarms

Most people in a fire death do not die from the fire itself, they die from inhalation of smoke.

Contact the Everett Fire Marshal's office about their free smoke detector program.

Chaney says the alarms the state is distributing have batteries that last for ten years. Chaney says in the past eight years, the number of those deaths has been reduced by almost 36 percent.

"We're going through all the neighborhoods in the Ogden area and our focus is on providing them with the opportunity to receive a free smoke alarm for their homes to protect their families".

More than 300 alarms have already been distributed to fire departments in Brandon, Starkville and Oktibbeha County.

Davis said this is the third time the State Fire Marshal's Office partnered with 20/20 Vision, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fire prevention awareness throughout the nation.

"In the past 10 years Oktibbeha County has had 21 fire deaths out of those 21 fire deaths 15 of them had no working smoke alarms". "A smoke alarm, education, and having a fire plan in the house all play a part".

Any residents who wish to request a smoke alarm may ask a local fire station or call Kirk Rosenhan at 662-435-0565.

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