Smoke Alarm Installation Program
Your safety and the protection of property are key values of Sublette County Unified Fire. Community smoke alarm installation programs can make a measurable difference in reducing deaths and injuries from fire, along with potentially reducing the extent of property damage from a fire. Smoke alarms are the life-saving success story of the past 30 years. Each year, three out of five home fire deaths in the United States result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. The risk of dying in a reported home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.
Sublette County Unified Fire is delighted to be able to offer a Smoke Alarm Installation program for ~50 homes per year in our community. We are targeting the following groups:
• Low income families
• Families with small children
• People with disabilities
• Others that are at high risk
This program to make available Smoke Alarms and installation of Smoke Alarms in your home has been sponsored free of charge by the Sublette County Commissioners and Sublette County Unified Fire in conjunction with grant support from Federal and State Agencies. We also provide free installation of Smoke Alarms and CO Detectors for those who can afford to buy their own alarms.
If you want to take advantage of this program, please call your Sublette County Fire Prevention Officer for more information or to setup an appointment.
County Fire Prevention Officer
Sublette County Unified Fire
PO Box 2410 / 130 South Fremont
Pinedale, WY. 82941
(307) 367-4550 (office)
• Once the alarm sounds, you may have as little as two, (2), minutes to escape
• Test your smoke alarm once a month by pushing the test button
• Smoke alarms with non-replaceable (long-life) batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm chirps, warning that the battery is low, replace the entire smoke alarm right away.
• For smoke alarms with any other type of battery, replace batteries at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, replace only the battery. Hint: schedule battery replacements for the same day you change your clocks from daylight savings time to standard time in fall.
• Never “borrow” a battery from a smoke alarm. Smoke alarms can’t warn you of fire if the batteries are missing or have been disconnected.
• Don’t disable smoke alarms even temporarily. If your smoke alarm is sounding “nuisance alarms” try relocating it further from the kitchen, where cooking fume or steam can cause the alarm to sound. Or, replace the alarm with a photoelectric type alarm which is not as sensitive to cooking fumes.
• Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working well
• Practice your home fire escape drill twice a year with everyone in your home. Practice at night and during the daytime. Practice your drill with overnight guests.
A pdf file of this notice is available here
Informatíon en español esta disponible aquí