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Cape Gazette CAPE LIFE FRIDAY, OCTOBER I - MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 5:3 In an effort to better educate connected or batteries. communities throughout the Roughly two-third of all home United States about smoke alarm fire deaths result from fires in recommendations, the nonprofit homes with no smoke alarms or National Fire Protection Associ- no working smoke darms. ation is promoting Smoke Fire departments throughout Alarms: A Sound You Can Live Delaware will be hosting activi- With! as the theme for this year's ties during Octobe:" to promote Fire Prevention Week campaign, Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Saturdy through Sunday, Oct. 3-9, Can Live With! 1o :ally, and to which Delaware is supporting on help Delaware resi tents under- a local level. The association has stand NFP/ s smo e alarm rec- been the official sponsor of Fire ommendations. Prevention Week for 88 years. Through these, .'ducational, "Many homes in Delaware family-oriented ac:ivities, resi- may not have any smoke alarms, dents can learn me re about the not enough smoke alarms, power of smoke alarms, newer alarms that are too old or alarms options for install g and main- that are not working," says Dan- taining them propOrly, and how ny Mitchell, president of the Sus- to better protect their loved ones sex County Firefighters Associa- from fire. | tion. "We want residents to un- NFPA and the Delaware Fire derstand that working smoke Service agree that intercounect- alarms are needed in every ed smoke alarms Offer the best home, on every level including protection; when bne sounds, the basement, outside eachthey alldo. | sleeping area and inside each This is particularly important bedroom. And if a smoke alarm in larger Or multi tory homes, is 10 years old or older, it needs where the sound from distant to be replaced." smoke alarms may be reduced to According to Mike Lowe of the the point that it may not be loud Delaware State Fire School, enough to provide proper warn- smoke alarms can mean the dif- ing, especially for sleeping indi- ference between life and death in viduals. a fire. National Fire Protection "Most people ha e a sense of Association (NFPA) statistics complacency about smoke show that working smoke alarms alarms because t]ley already cut the chance of dying in a fire have one in their homes. Fire nearly in half. But they must be Prex;ention Week pr)vides an ex- working properly to do so. NFPA cellent opportunity :o re-educate data shows that many homes people about smoke alarms, new have smoke alarms that aren't technologies and e cpanded op- working or maintained properly, tions for installatior and mainte- usually because of missing, dis- nance," says Judy omoletti, di- DAILY FRESH CO01ff D MONDAY .......FUDGE - BUY 1 SLICE, GET 1 FREE 10 Handmade Flavors To TUESDAY ......CARAMEL APPLES - $1 OFF ALL WEDNESDAY ...WAFFLE CONE WEDNESDAY $1 Off our Ice Cream in a Freshly Waffle Cone THURSDAY ....PEANUT BRITIIL $1 OFF OUR BRITITE 140 Rehoboth Avenue 302-227-361 OPEN 11AM- IO:00PM vision manager for NFPA public properly: sooner if they do not respond education. "Ultimately, we want Test smoke alarms at least properly when tested this year's campaign to serve as a once a month using the test but- Never remove or disable a call to action for households na- ton, and make sure everyone in smoke alarm. tionwide to inspect their homes the home knows their sound To find out more about Fire to ensure that their families have If an alarm chirps, warning Prevention Week programs and the full smoke alarm protection the battery is low, replace the activities in Delaware, contact that's recommended." battery right away the Delaware State Fire School at The Delaware State Fire Replace all smoke alarms, in- 302-739-4773. To learn more School offers the following tips cluding alarms that use 10-year about Smoke Alarms: A Sound for making sure smoke alarms batteries and hard-wired alarms, You Can Live With! visit rlrepre- are maintained and working when they're 10 years old, or REHOBOTHINTERIORS.COM CENTER OF TH OCTOBER I-3, 2010 37545 ATLANTIC AVE REHOBOTH I]EACH DELAWARE 19971 302 227 9341