HUBER HEIGHTS – October is Fire Prevention month and the Huber Heights Division of Fire has been busy educating the public about the importance of changing smoke detectors as they age.
Fire Chief Mark Ashworth said attendance at the Fire Division’s open house was the largest he can remember.
“We had one of the largest crowds since I have been hosting these and this year we showed the importance of sleeping with your door closed at night,” he said.
The national theme of Fire Prevention Month is “Don’t wait, check the date.”
That refers to smoke detectors which should be replaced when they reach 10 years of age.
Ashworth urged residents to check the date on their smoke detectors.
“You have a 51% greater chance of survival if your home has an operating smoke detector,” said Ashworth.
He also said every household should plan for a fire and what to do.
“Have two ways out of your home and establish a meeting place outside the home so all family members are accounted for,” he said. “Never re-enter a burning home.”
Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.
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