Fire Prevention Week: video shows what's at stake
The Broken Arrow City Council enacted a proclamation Tuesday declaring the week of Oct. 9-15 as Fire Prevention Week.
As part of the proclamation, the Broken Arrow Fire Department released a public service announcement "to underscore the importance of a working smoke detector, so residents understand the significance of the alarm’s alerting system."
According to the National Fire Protection Association, 60% of home fire deaths are a result of a residence without a smoke detector.
Residents who have planned and practiced a home fire escape plan are more prepared and more likely to survive a fire. A working smoke detector is a major component of any fire prevention plan.
“The most effective way to avoid the suffering of losing someone you love is to make sure that they have a working smoke detector and an escape plan in the event of a fire," said BAFD Fire Chief Jeremy Moore.
“Our goal with this PSA is to get homeowners attention and think about what’s most important in their lives. We all have busy schedules. But it only takes a few minutes twice a year to change out the battery in your smoke detector to make sure you and your family are alerted to your house being on fire,” said Deputy Fire Chief Philip Reid.