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2023 Incidents
  STA3 STA9
Jan 76 89
Feb 17 13
Mar 0 0
Apr 0 0
May 0 0
Jun 0 0
Jul 0 0
Aug 0 0
Sep 0 0
Oct 0 0
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 93 102

Past Incidents
Sta. 3 Sta. 9 Total
2022 1209 1151 2360
2021 1240 1108 2348
2020 1161 1003 2164
2019 1294 1012 2306
2018 1309 1031 2340
2017 1251 994 2245
2016 1248 979 2228
2015 1115 955 2070
2014 1112 1009 2121
2013 906 845 1751
2012 1009 920 1929
2011 1115 955 2070
2010 1119 902 2071
2009 1216 933 2149

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Smoke Alarm Request


It is the GOAL of the Bay District Volunteers to ensure every home has working smoke alarms.

Please fill this form out if your home does not have working smoke alarms and if you are financially unable to provide them, we will provide and install smoke alarm(s) at no charge to you. (This does not apply to rental properties or homes being renovated)

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

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Please fill out this form and a member of the Fire Prevention Committee will contact you regarding your request
Name: Required
Do you currently have WORKING smoke alarms?: Required
Address: Required
Number of alarms needed: Required
Number of Adults in the home:
Number of Children in the home:
Phone Number: Required
Email:

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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