Smoke Detector Program
Escambia County Fire Rescue has a program to provide and install FREE smoke detectors for anyone that needs one. This program was designed to provide our citizens with a smoke detector for their home. Over the years, the department has installed numerous smoke detectors throughout Escambia County.
- Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms
- More than one-third of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.
- The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.
Source: National Fire Protection Association
Smoke detectors can provide the early warning necessary to escape a deadly fire. To be effective, smoke detectors must be installed in the right location and they must be maintained. Most fire deaths occur in homes without properly placed or maintained smoke detectors. If you have a fire, the smoke will act like an anesthetic and will put you in a deeper sleep. Therefore, you must protect yourself and your family by installing and maintaining smoke detectors in your home. A properly placed and working smoke detector will wake you in time to escape.
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