Stories tagged with: Smoke Detectors

October 28, 2015 - 12:31pm
4 weeks 4 days ago

Smoke detectors provide critical early warning when a fire occurs and can potentially save thousands of lives.

As you remember to turn your clocks back this weekend, the Zanesville Fire Department is sending a reminder to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2009 to 2013, fires in homes without smoke alarms caused an average of 940 deaths per year. Lieutenant, Jim Prang, said it's important to install new batteries at...

September 15, 2015 - 2:56pm
10 weeks 5 days ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross and the Zanesville Fire Department are teaming up to help save lives.

As part of a nationwide campaign, volunteers installed free smoke detectors and delivered fire safety information in neighborhoods across the community with a history of frequent home fires.

"The state fire marshals are putting a real big push on smoke detectors, it's proven that they save lives, so the Red Cross came to us, asked us to be a partner agency with them, they...

October 29, 2014 - 2:29pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

November is almost here and that means it's time change weekend..

You should set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. But the Zanesville fire department said that is not the only thing you should do. You should change the battery in your smoke detector too.

"We try to pick a date that's easy to remember, so time change is perfect," said firefighter Chad Brock. "Change your batteries in the smoke detector, it doesn't hurt to test them....

March 8, 2013 - 5:54pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

This weekend we'll move the clocks forward an hour and while you're changing clocks there's something else you need to do.

The time change is a perfect time to also change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Zanesville Firefighter Kenny Jones said that once a week you should test the detector to make sure it's working and they should be on every floor of the house, mounted to a wall.

"You see in the news where people have died in fires because they did...

March 7, 2012 - 10:29am
3 years 38 weeks ago

Day Light Savings is this Sunday and while you turn your clocks forward the Zanesville Fire Department wants to remind you to also change your smoke detector batteries.

It's recommended the batteries in a smoke detector are changed every six months. Firefighter Kenny Jones said it's a simple chore that can be life saving.

"There has been numerous fires where the people have gotten out because of one of these," said Jones. "I mean, your not going to save...

December 18, 2011 - 7:28pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

Christmas trees, candles and homemade meals are holiday traditions for many families, but they can be dangerous too.

Washington Township Fire Chief Gene Hanning said fires have already claimed 103 lives this year in Ohio. He said smoke detectors can be the difference between life and death.

"It's naturally the first alert," said Hanning.  "There's times when you just can't wake up quick enough, and once you do wake up, the fire and the smoke have...

November 3, 2011 - 9:44am
4 years 3 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department asks you to check your smoke detector when you change your clocks this weekend.

It's hard not to notice the beeping sound of a smoke detector. But, that sound may fall silent if a home owner doesn't check the batteries regularly. It's recommended that the batteries get changed twice a year and the time change marks a friendly reminder.

"It's a convenient time. It happens twice annually. If you can tie that into changing your batteries in a...

November 22, 2010 - 9:20pm
5 years 1 week ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is giving away free smoke detectors.

The ABC Wilson fund set up at the station provides the devices for free to families who may not be able to afford them. There are no eligibility requirements.

"I've seen some recent statistics that approximately 20 percent of the fires nationwide that occur, dwelling fires where there's either no smoke detectors or working smoke detectors," said Fire Chief Dave Lacy.

He said it's also important...

November 5, 2010 - 2:04pm
5 years 3 weeks ago

So far this year 110 people have been killed in residential fires in the state of Ohio.

Functioning smoke detectors were found in only 22 percent of the fatal incidents. Firefighters say this weekend when you change your clocks it's also time to change your smoke detector's battery.

"That ensures that you just have a fresh battery in the detector. Of course couple that with the monthly checks that you should do when you push the test button and make sure they activate. That...

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