LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT TO HOST
CARBON mONOXIDE (co) aWARNESS WEEK
The Los Angeles County Fire Department has partnered with Safe Kids Los Angeles, LA Department of Public Health and Kidde, a leading fire safety product manufacturer, in a nationwide campaign to raise awareness and remind families to adopt a simple lifesaving habits.
Where: L.A. Co. FD Headquarters Command and Control Facility
1320 N. Eastern Ave, Los Angeles CA. 90063
TB 635 F3
When: Monday, November 10, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.
Nearly eighty percent of fire deaths that occur involve children in homes without working smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms. Working alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire nearly in half. They also provide an early warning and critical extra seconds to escape. As you routinely change your batteries twice a year, here are a few other prevention measures one can check:
v Test your smoke/carbon monoxide alarms for proper operations at least twice a year. If a “chirp” or “beep” sound is heard, it is an indication to change the batteries immediately!
v Clean the smoke/carbon monoxide detector to avoid lint or dust buildup
v Assure a smoke/carbon monoxide detector is in every room, on every floor of your home, and outside of each sleeping area so that it can be heard through a closed door
For more information contact Inspector Frank Garrido, Public Information Officer, 323-881-2413 or visit our official website for other helpful safety tips and materials at www.fire.lacounty.gov.