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Fire Safety Information

Smoke Detectors, What You Should Know:
It is most important to test your smoke detectors monthly.  Pick a day during the month which you will remember and test your detector.  Replace battery when it fails or after or as soon as it begins to chirp, indicating a low battery.  If a smoke detector itself fails, then you should replace all the smoke detectors in the house. 
Location is also very important and the Consumer Product Safety Commission urges consumers to put a working smoke alarm should be placed on every level of the home and in every bedroom.
It is also recommended that every home have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm near every sleeping area. Consumers need to regularly test and replace batteries in CO alarms too.

Something to Consider:
An estimated 2,850 people die and 15,900 people are injured annually because of fires in residences. These fires result in property losses of about $3.8 billion annually. It is very important to ensure that consumers keep ignition sources away from children, and develop and practice a plan for fire escape.

Statistics show that although more than 90 percent of homes have smoke alarms, millions of homes have alarms that do not work. Testing your smoke/co alearms on a onthly basis will make sure they are in proper working order.  

Classifications of Fire Extinguishers:

Class A - ordinary combustible or fibrous material such as wood, paper, fabric, coal, leather, sugar, rubber and some plastics.

Class B - flammable liquids such as petrol, kerosene, alcohol, oil and paint thinners.

Class C - Flammable Gasses such as LPG, Butane, Acetylene, Hydrogen, natural gas and methane.

Class D - Combustible Metals: potassium, sodium, lithium, aluminum, magnesium and metal swarf. Fires of this class may occur in laboratories or industries that use these materials. These fires burn at high temperatures and give off sufficient oxygen to support combustion. They may also react violently with water or other chemicals.

New Fairfield Fire Department - Company A * 302 Ball Pond Road * New Fairfield * CT * 06812