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Norton Shores Fire Department
Wednesday October 8th, 2014 :: 01:18 p.m. EDT

Advisory

As part of National Fire Prevention Week, we urge everyone to test their smoke detectors monthly!

Smoke alarms

-Almost three of five (60%) of reported home fire deaths in 2007 to 2011 resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

-Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.

-In fires considered large enough to activate the smoke alarm, hardwired alarms operated 93% of the time, while battery powered alarms operated only 79% of the time.

-When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected, or dead.

-An ionization smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires and a photoelectric smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires. For the best protection, or where extra time is needed, to awaken or assist others, both types of alarms, or combination ionization and photoelectric alarms are recommended.

Address/Location
Norton Shores Fire Department
1100 E Pontaluna Rd
Norton Shores, MI 49441

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 231-798-2255

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