More than half of all fatal home fires happen at night while people are asleep. Smoke detectors sound an alarm when a fire starts, waking people before they are trapped or overcome by smoke. With smoke detectors, your risk of dying in a home fire is cut nearly in half.
Install smoke detectors outside every sleeping area and on every level of your home, including the basement. Follow installation instructions carefully and test smoke detectors monthly. Change all smoke detector batteries at least once a year. If your detector is more than 10 years old, replace it with a new 1.
Free Smoke Detectors
The Claremore Fire Department offers up to 2 free smoke detectors with free installation to Claremore residents. If you would like to have the Fire Department install a smoke detector in your home, call (918) 341-1477 and give them your name and phone number along with the address of where you would like to have the detector installed.
You may also consider installing an automatic fire-sprinkler system. These systems attack a fire in its early stages by spraying water only on the area where the fire has begun. Consider including sprinkler systems in plans for new construction and installing them in existing homes.