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Most fatal home fire occur at night while the victims are sleeping. They usually succumb to invisible gases and smoke, which can actually drug them into sleeping more soundly.
Inexpensive home smoke detectors will sense this danger and sound a life saving alarm. All homes should have at least a detector outside the bedroom on each level and one in the basement and utility areas.
Smoke detectors in good working condition increase your chances of survival in a fire by 50%. Most people die in the first few minutes of a home fire. The key to survival is to have adequate warning and get out fast. An average home fire can triple in size in about one minute.
Testing of your smoke detectors on a regular basis to make sure they will sound the proper alarm is essential. Change your batteries when necessary and it is recommended to change your batteries when you change your clock. Never borrow batteries from a detector for another purpose.
Remember to practice home fire escape drill (E.D.I.T.H) Exit Drills in the Home with your family. This practice along with working smoke detectors will increase you’re your chances of surviving a home fire.
Our office has booklets, brochures, and programs to assist you in your efforts of fire prevention. Contact the Runnemede Fire Marshal’s Office at 856-939-2817 or contact us online at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Fire Extinguisher Training
This program consists of both video and lecture. All businesses have fire extinguishers. This program was developed to train employees on the types and use of fire extinguishers, and how to use them safely and properly. Hands on training can be set up by this office through the Camden County Fire Academy.
Workplace Safety Program
This program was developed to train management and employees on the basics of workplace safety. The program is customized for each place of business. It covers safety components of the premises and emergency procedures.
Smoke Detector Program
No Child Without a Smoke Detector!
When available residents can receive smoke detectors or batteries free of charge.
We also conduct residential function testing of smoke detectors.
Group Fire Safety Education
The office will conduct a group program for community groups within the Borough of Runnemede. The training will be customized to fit the group’s specific needs.
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