Friday, October 30, 2015

Fall back on sound advice – time to change your clock and check your smoke alarm batteries!

Tacoma Fire Department urges you to check your smoke alarm batteries when you set your clocks back for Daylight Savings time this weekend. 

Smoke alarms most often fail because of missing, dead or disconnected batteries, so maintenance is a simple and effective way to protect your family and reduce home fire deaths.

For best protection, it is recommended that you install alarms utilizing both 
ionization and photoelectric technology and that have long life 10 year lithium ion batteries.

Visit the 
United States FireAdministration and National Fire Protection Association for additional information regarding smoke alarm types, installation, maintenance and safety.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Smoke alarm installation event with the Red Cross was a great success!

On Saturday October 24, twelve Tacoma Firefighters and twenty volunteers from the Mount Rainier Chapter of the American Red Cross teamed up to install smoke alarms and distribute emergency management information to residents and businesses in Tacoma’s Lincoln district.

In all, 153 smoke alarms were installed in 65 homes, and 300 emergency management packets were given to businesses and residents during the outreach event.