Bay District Volunteer Fire Department
Bay District Volunteer Fire Department
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2015 Incidents
  STA3 STA9
Jan 73 77
Feb 128 121
Mar 99 70
Apr 95 95
May 75 53
Jun 0 0
Jul 0 0
Aug 0 0
Sep 0 0
Oct 0 0
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 470 416

Past Incidents
STA 3 STA 9
2014 1112 1009
2013 906 845
2012 1009 920
2011 1115 955
2010 1119 902
2009 1216 933
2008 1127 890
2007 1075 935
2006 1149 833
2005 935 756
2004 873 825
2003 918 832
2002 847 695


It is the GOAL of the Bay District Volunteers to ensure every home has working smoke alarms. Please fill out the Smoke Alarm Request or contact us at smokealarm@bdvfd.org if your home does not have working smoke alarms and we will provide and install smoke alarm(s) at no charge to you.

If you live outside of the Bay District Volunteers response area we will assist you in contacting your local fire department for assistance.

Fire Prevention Committee

Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

Smoke alarms save lives. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.

Safety Tips

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
     
  • An ionization smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires, and a photoelectric smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires. For the best protection, both types of alarms or a combination alarm (photoelectric and ionization) should be installed in homes.
     
  • Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
     
  • Smoke rises; install smoke alarms following manufacturer's instructions high on a wall or on a ceiling. Save manufacturer's instructions for testing and maintenance.
     
  • Replace batteries in all smoke alarms at least once a year. If an alarm “chirps”, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.
     
  • Replace all smoke alarms, including alarms that use 10-year batteries and hard-wired alarms, when they are 10 years old or sooner if they do not respond properly.
     
  • Be sure the smoke alarm has the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
     
  • Alarms that are hard-wired (and include battery backup) must be installed by a qualified electrician.
     
  • If cooking fumes or steam sets off nuisance alarms, replace the alarm with an alarm that has a "hush" button. A "hush" button will reduce the alarm’s sensitivity for a short period of time.
     
  • An ionization alarm with a hush button or a photoelectric alarm should be used if the alarm is within 20 feet of a cooking appliance.
     
  • Smoke alarms that include a recordable voice announcement in addition to the usual alarm sound, may be helpful in waking children through the use of a familiar voice.
     
  • Smoke alarms are available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing . These devices use strobe lights. Vibration devices can be added to these alarms.
     
  • Smoke alarms are an important part of a  home fire escape plan.

 



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