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Monday, November 8, 2010

Life Saving Education Provided

A reminder to provide fresh batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is a staple of public fire education and safety programs. A natural reminder to perform this important act occurs twice a year when clocks are adjusted to reflect Daylight Saving Time and Standard Time changes. Firefighters strongly participate in the November reminder as the likelihood of fire increases with cold weather and we know the critical role alarms play in protecting you and your family.

In addition to a media campaign, Prince Georges County Firefighter/Medics hit the street yesterday going door-to-door throughout communities and greeting citizen and residents at shopping centers providing a reminder that when you change your clock to change your batteries as well.

Under the command of the on-duty Operations Chief, Major Dennis Wood, fire/EMS personnel visited 2,700 homes and 10,000 personal contacts were made on Sunday, November 7, 2010, providing life saving information about the importance of smoke and CO alarms as well as having a home escape plan.

For additional information on obtaining a smoke alarm installed in your house, free of charge, call 301-864-SAFE (7233).
Mark E. Brady