Nov. 18, 2019
Pensacola Fire Department Installs 66 Smoke Alarms during Woodland Heights Neighborhood Canvas
The Pensacola Fire Department installed 66 smoke alarms during a neighborhood canvas in Woodland Heights Saturday, Nov. 16, where firefighters went door to door offering to install smoke alarms for residents free of charge.
This area was selected for the neighborhood canvas due to recent house fires where there were not working smoke alarms in the home.
Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. According to the National Fire Protection Association, a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half.
With the holidays right around the corner, the Pensacola Fire Department reminds everyone to follow these cooking safety tips from NFPA to help prevent fires:
- Be alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
- Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling or broiling food.
- If you are simmering, baking or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
- Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.
For more information or for smoke alarm installation assistance, call the Pensacola Fire Department at 436-5200.