Every year in the United States over 3,000 people perish in home fires. Statistics show that over one half of those deaths occur in homes without a smoke alarm or a working smoke alarm.
To help raise awareness on how to properly install and maintain smoke alarms to significantly improve a person of surviving a fire, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) will be partnering with the United States Fire Administration to promote the new , "Inspect, Protect, awareness smoke alarm campaign.
The campaign will focus on three things people can do to improve their chances of survival in the event of a fire. They are:
- Install and maintain smoke alarms and residential fire sprinklers, which can help save the lives of residents and firefighters.
- Practice fire escape plans.
- Perform a home safety walkthrough to remove fire hazards from the home.
Information and educational materials about this campaign can be obtained at no cost by accessing the Inspect. Protect via the Department; Intranet or website at http://www.fire.lacounty.gov
For additional information you may contact Rosemary Vivero, Community Services Representative, for the County of Los Angeles Fire Department at (323) 586-7039.