Fire Marshal pushes the importance of smoke alarms
by John Stegeman Sports Editor
Properly maintained smoke alarms save lives. That is a fact that was underscored in the final report recently delivered by the Smoke Alarm Advisory Task Force (SAATF) to State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers.
“People have a much better chance of living through a fire if they have an early warning,” says Marshal Flowers. “Well-maintained smoke alarms on every level of the home and inside each sleeping area provide that warning.” Marshal Flowers also stresses the importance of having an home fire escape plan should the alarm sound.
The SAATF, convened in July 2011, was charged to make recommendations to the State Fire Marshal on how Ohio citizens and residents can best protect themselves from fire through available smoke alarm technologies. The Fire Marshal will continue to review and discuss the final report with the state’s fire safety educators, inspectors and investigators.
Key conclusions include:
Key recommendations include:
The Smoke Alarm Advisory Task Force’s full report is available online at http://www.com.ohio.gov/fire.
Source: Ohio Fire Marhsal’s Office
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