July 24, 2024 5:42 pm

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Washingtonians without working smoke alarms double their chances of death

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OLYMPIA—Deputy State Fire Marshal Gregory Baruso encourages Washingtonians to invest in working smoke alarms—it can save a life, possible your own. In a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report on home smoke alarms, the risk of dying in home structure fires with working smoke alarms is reduced by 55 percent. In 2022, the Washington State […]

When you change your clock this Sunday, check your smoke alarms

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When you change your clock from daylight saving time on Sunday, South County Fire encourages you to check your smoke alarms too! Working smoke alarms save lives, cutting the risk of dying in a home fire in half, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The most common cause of non-working smoke alarms is worn […]

Family of six safely escapes duplex fire thanks to smoke alarms

Family of six safely escapes duplex fire thanks to smoke alarmsBy Leslie Hynes | South County Fire | Republished by Lynnwood Times Lynnwood, Wash., August 27, 2020 — A family of six safely escaped a duplex fire north of Lynnwood early this morning after being awakened by their smoke alarms. The fire was reported at […]

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