CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles
Public Information Officer
MARIETTA - The City of Marietta and the Marietta Fire Department, in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), are encouraging residents to participate in fire prevention activities at home, work, and school. The theme for this year is "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!"
The City and the Fire Department encourage residents to test smoke detectors to make sure they work properly to ensure personal safety and minimize the loss from fires. According to the NFPA, maintaining a working smoke alarm in the home cuts the risk of dying in a fire in half. Furthermore, on average each year, three out of five home fire deaths result in fires where there are either no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
The NFPA recommends installing smoke alarms inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement, testing all smoke alarms every month by using the test button, and replacing all smoke alarms every 10 years or sooner if they don't respond properly when tested.
More info: Marietta Fire Department, 770-794-5466