Fire Safety Comes to the Forefront of Attention
Published July 7th, 2013
Tragedies involving fires have been frequent around the country and here at home, in Starke, where a family lost their home and dogs to a fire on Friday.
Emergency management officials are advising people to practice fire safety in their homes to prevent accidental fires.
One of the main defenses you can use is a smoke detector and that needs to be checked twice a year.
"We like to remind people that in the spring and the fall, when you change your clock, change the battery in your smoke detector. But you shouldn't limit it to just that time period. If you haven't checked your smoke detector in some time, check it today. And pick up a 9 volt battery and replace that battery in case it's dead."
Firefighters urge people to call them if they even have a minor fire or one they think they've already put out.
There's no charge for their visit so call and get things checked out just in case.
Lauren Lettelier, TV20 News.
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