The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Department urges everyone to clean and test their smoke alarms monthly. Working smoke alarms can dramatically increase a person’s chances of surviving a fire. Current fire testing shows that people have as few as 3 minutes to escape a fire before it becomes deadly due to smoke and structural compromise. A smoke alarm is the best early warning device we have to alert people to a fire in their homes. Combined with a regularly practiced home escape plan, a smoke alarm can increase a person’s chance of surviving a fire by 50 percent. Smoke alarms have been found to be less effective after 10 years of service and should be replaced. This includes hard-wired alarms.
- Are available to assist residents with installing and maintaining smoke alarms.
- Can help with hard to reach units, cleaning, and changing batteries if needed and also assist with providing units to residents who do not have any working smoke alarms.
- Can also assist with providing units to residents who do not have any working smoke alarms.