Nevada County Consolidated is committed to educating our constituents in matters of fire and life safety. We do this through a variety of ways including; station tours, public service announcements, business inspections, local events and everyday public contacts.
Smoke Alarms Save Lives!
According to the US Fire Administration over 40% of fatalities in a structure fire happen in a home without a working smoke detector. Here are some tips and guidelines for smoke detectors in your home.
Place a smoke alarm on each floor of your home and inside every bedroom.
Check smoke alarms every month by pushing the test button.
Change the batteries in your alarms twice a year. A great time to do this is during daylight savings time, when you "spring forward" and "fall back."
Smoke alarms wear out over time, replace yours every 8-10 years.
Keep smoke alarms clean. Dust and debris can interfere with their operation. Vacuum over and around your smoke alarm regularly.
If you have questions or concerns about your smoke alarm, contact us .