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2018 Incidents
  STA3 STA9
Jan 136 119
Feb 75 73
Mar 123 110
Apr 100 95
May 99 77
Jun 98 84
Jul 104 82
Aug 96 67
Sep 104 68
Oct 133 98
Nov 52 37
Dec 0 0
Total 1120 910

Past Incidents
STA 3 STA 9 Total
2017 1251 994 2245
2016 1249 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 2021
2009 1216 933 2149
2008 1127 890 2017
2007 1075 935 2010
2006 1149 833 1982
2005 936 756 1692
2004 873 825 1698

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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.

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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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