Take a moment this Sunday, March 9th, 2014 when you move your clocks forward make sure you change your batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE! [youtube=http://youtu.be/XJ5yQ94i67k]
Reminder: when you change your clocks back 1 hour tonight, please remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors. These devices have proven to save lives, with several instances this past year locally in Contra Costa County.The CCCFPD also has a smoke detector program available if you meet the following minimum requirements:If you are... 60 years or older, you own your own home or, you are disabled, you are qualified to receive a free smoke alarm with insta...
With warmer weather upon us, here are some safety tips and reminders when grilling: • Never use a BBQ grill indoors due to carbon monoxide (CO) and fire hazards. • Use the grill at least 10 feet away from your house or any building. Do not use the grill in a garage, breezeway, carport, porch, or under a surface that will burn. • Always follow the instructions that accompany the grill. • Keep a kitchen fire extinguisher nearby. • Never leave a grill unattended. • If a flare-up occurs, adjust...
Be sure to "spring forward" and change your clocks on Sunday morning, March 11th. Be sure to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors as well. If you recently changed the batteries in the Fall, be sure to check them and make sure they work properly. Please pass this important information on to family, friends, and co-workers. Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors can save your life! Fire Safety Tips
When it’s time to "fall back" and change the clocks on Sunday, Nov. 6th, make sure to check the batteries in all of your smoke alarms - it could save your life. Did you know that having a working smoke alarm reduces a person's chance of dying in a fire by half? For the best protection, install smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside every sleeping area, and in every bedroom. Smoke alarms should be mounted high on walls or ceilings, and tested monthly. It's important to replace smoke al...
The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (Senate Bill – SB 183) will require all single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel-fired appliance to install carbon monoxide devices within the home by July 1, 2011. Owners of multi-family leased or rental dwellings, such as apartment buildings, have until January 1, 2013 to comply with the law. To assist the public in understanding the new regulations for installing household carbon monoxide devices, Contra Costa County Fire Protec...