It’s recommended that you change the batteries in your home smoke detectors at least twice a year. A good rule of thumb is to check smoke alarms when you change times for day light savings in the spring and fall. Many house fires can be prevented by having working equipment. It’s also a good idea to have annual family meetings to discuss what to do in case of an emergency and plan out escape routes in case of a fire.
To help residents with this task, the Greeley Fire Department is on a mission to make a difference in our community. On Saturday, May 30, 2015, members of the Greeley Fire Department, The American Red Cross, and The Lauren Project teamed up to install smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and conduct home safety visits at the Mobile Estates mobile home park located,1717 5th Street in Greeley.
The group visited 22 homes and installed 29 smoke alarms, 20 carbon monoxide alarms, and conducted 22 home safety/fire visits that included developing exit plans to be used in case of a fire or emergency. Out of the homes visited only 2 had working smoke alarms & carbon monoxide alarms! With this group effort, all the mobile homes in this park are now covered.
The taskforce has scheduled three (3) additional dates to continue working in several high risk neighborhoods in the city:
- Saturday, August 22nd
- Saturday, September 19th
- Saturday, December 12th
For more information on how you can make sure your home is safe and your family is prepared if you have a fire, contact the Greeley Fire Department at 350-9510.