Royal Oak Fire Department- Acting Assistant Chief, Rick Wiegand
For the week: October 23, 2011 – October 29, 2011
4,775 total runs in 2011
5,470 total runs in 2010
TIP OF THE MONTH : Install Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors / Alarms
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide DETECTORS can alert you to danger in your home in time for you to escape, even if you are sleeping. To wake up and survive a nighttime fire, you must have working detectors!
You should install detectors in the following areas:
· Detectors outside each sleeping area (a common hallway, for example).
· Detectors on each level of your home if more than one story. (including the basement).
· An additional detector in each bedroom, as you should sleep with your door closed.
Placement of detectors is very important. Follow the manufacturer's instructions and use these guidelines to help you.
· Mount on the ceiling at least six inches from the wall or on a wall between six and twelve inches from the ceiling, but keep detectors about six inches away from the corner where the ceiling and wall meet (the corner is a "dead air space" where the detector won't be in the path of smoke travel).
· For high pitched or "cathedral" ceilings, mount the detectors three feet from the highest point.
· Avoid placement in the path of ceiling fans, air conditioning or heater vents.
· Make certain smoke detectors are UL listed.
· Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years.
replacing smoke detectors, replace them with a lithium battery smoke detector.
(a lithium battery will last the life of the detector.)
Test detectors once a month, following the manufacturer's directions, and replace batteries once a year, or whenever a detector "chirps" or "beeps" to signal low battery power. A good time to replace your smoke detector batteries is when you reset your clocks for daylight savings time. Never "borrow" a detector's battery for another use - a disabled detector can't save your life.
Make sure children know what an alarm is. Children must know:
· Alarms warn them of danger.
· Get out of the house immediately when they hear the sound of the alarm.
· Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors are not toys and should not be played with.
Show your child how important these dangers are by testing your alarms every month.
Fires: This week___2__Total for the year__86____
This week we assisted Hazel Park Fire Department at a commercial building on Eight Mile rd. We have a 135 ft ariel ladder that we have used numerous times to assist other communities.
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Hazardous Conditions: This week__3___Total for the Year__319___
Other Runs: This week___33__Total for the year__1159___
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