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FROM THE CHIEF'S CORNER: NO "CHARGE" FOR THIS SAFETY TIP

 

 

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

April 10, 2014 (San Diego)--Those little nine-volt batteries that you changed last month from your smoke detector or just keep around in drawers could post a serious fire hazard if not stored correctly says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.  The batteries could start a fire if surrounded by the wrong items.  Several house fires have been reported caused by the batteries.


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FROM THE CHIEFS CORNER: CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS—AND CHANGE YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

October 29, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--It’s time to change our clocks this coming Sunday November 4th “back” for daylight savings and when we do that it’s a good time to change our smoke detector batteries and check their condition says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. Roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths occurred in homes without working smoke alarms. Since most fatal fires occur at night, it’s essential that every home have working smoke alarms to provide an early warning.


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PUPPY WAKES FAMILY TO FIRE, BUT DIES AS FIVE PEOPLE EVACUATE

 
No Working Smoke Detector
 
July 13, 2012 (Spring Valley) --  San Miguel Firefighters responded to a fully involved mobile home fire located in the 10700 block of Jamacha Blvd. Units were dispatched at 8:45 a.m. Thursday and even though the first unit was on scene in 6 minutes, the double wide mobile home could not be saved. In addition to the home, two vehicles were destroyed and another vehicle damaged.

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CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS REQUIRED STARTING JULY 1 IN MOST CA HOMES

 

 

July 2, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--California residents must have carbon monoxide detectors in their homes as of July 1, 2011, when a bill passed by the Legislature last year goes into effect. This timeline applies only to single-family homes that have appliances that burn fossil fuels (wood, gas or oil) or homes that have attached garages or fireplaces.

 

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FREE SMOKE ALARMS!

 

 

The Burn Institute Senior Smoke Alarm Program is for people 55 and over who own their own homes. All smoke alarms, batteries and maintenance direction are provided by The Burn Institute for the program – free of charge.

 

If a senior is a renter, The Burns Institute will, at the renter’s request, call the owner on behalf of the renter to advocate and let the landlord know that it is his or her legal responsibility to maintain all smoke alarm equipment.


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