Una Community Fire Department

Smoke Detector Program

                                                                                                                                                              

Purpose

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To provide free smoke detectors to all fire district residents.

Goal

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To prevent the loss of life from fire.

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To have 100% of the residences in the fire district protected by a functional smoke detector.

What are the requirements to receive a smoke detector?

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You must live in the Una Community Fire District. (Call the business office if you are uncertain 864-576-7682)

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You cannot be a landlord and be renting the property to someone else.

How do I get a smoke detector?

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Call the fire department's business office Monday - Friday from 8AM - 5PM (864-576-7682)

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Stop by the fire department at 1025 Hayne St. Spartanburg, SC 29301

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Smoke Detectors can be picked up at the fire department or we will send a firefighter to install the detector and answer any questions you may have.

 

SMOKE DETECTOR INFORMATION

 

Smoke Detectors...

...is Your Family Protected?

Fire is a serious threat. About 5,000 people die in homes each year because of fires in the United States. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), you are twice as likely to die in dwelling fire if you do not have a properly operating smoke detector.

 

 

Why Detectors?

Most dwelling fire deaths happen at night, while people are asleep. This makes early fire detection and warning especially important. A wide assortment of detection devices are available that can provide this early warning if properly selected, installed, tested, and maintained.

Smoke detectors respond quickly to the majority of dwelling fires when compared to the other types of detectors on the market. They are also available at a reasonable cost. Their quick response can warn your family of fire and can provide the extra time you need to escape and notify the fire department.

 

Routine Detector Maintenance

Smoke detectors must be maintained to provide you with the type of protection they are designed to offer.

The following maintenance and testing points are general guidelines.

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Change Batteries

When you change the time on your clocks for Daylight Savings, change your smoke detector batteries. A smoke detector can only save lives if it has working batteries. Give it fresh batteries and your smoke detector will stay awake and watch for fire while your sleeping.

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Test your detector

Test your smoke detectors every month

Make sure everyone in your family is familiar with its piercing sound. Teach them that this sound means danger, and they must escape quickly.

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Clean your detector

Dust can damage your smoke detector's sensitivity. Most units need to be cleaned at least once a year.

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Replace your detector every 10 years

Age can cause your detector to malfunction.

Be Safe...Replace your smoke detectors every 10 years.

 

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