Free Smoke Detectors Available at Yukon Fire Department
In conjunction with the 2019 Fire Prevention Campaign, management at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Yukon donated 100 smoke detectors to the Fire Department. Anyone who needs a smoke detector can stop by Fire Station #1, 1000 E. Main St., and pick up a smoke detector for free.
“We appreciate their dedication in assisting our firefighters in continuing to make our community safe,” said Deputy Chief Kyle Trumbly.
October is National Fire Safety Awareness Month. This is a great time to go through your Fire Escape Checklist:
- Do you have working smoke alarms in your home?
- Is there a smoke alarm in every sleeping room and outside each sleeping area?
- Is there a smoke alarm on each level of the home, including the basement?
- Do you test your smoke alarms at least once a month? (push the test button to check if the batteries work.)
- Do you know the sound of your smoke alarms?
- How old are your smoke alarms?(If they’re more than
10 years old, you need new ones.)
- Does your family have a home fire escape plan?
- Do you know two ways out of each room in your home?
- Do you know what to do when you hear your smoke alarm? (Get out and stay out.)
- Are all the exits in your home clear of trash and toys?
- Has your family picked a meeting place outside the home where everyone can go when they’ve escaped a fire?
- Does everyone at home know how to call the fire department once they are outside?
- Do you and all family members practice your escape plan at least twice a year?
The Yukon Fire Department is one of Yukon’s best departments. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do. To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.yukonok.gov.