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“Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” is theme for Fire Prevention Week, Octubre 9-15, 2016

Por Susan McKelvey

NFPA has officially announced “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, Octubre 9-15, 2016. The focus on smoke alarm replacement comes as the result of a recent survey conducted by NFPA, which showed that many people don’t know how old their smoke alarms are or how often they need to be replaced.

NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, requires detectores de humo be replaced at least every 10 año, but because the public is generally unaware of this requirement, many homes likely have smoke alarms past their expiration date, putting people at increased risk in the event of a home fire.

“Smoke alarms play an essential role in home fire safety, but they have to be working properly in order to protect people,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of NFPA’s Outreach and Advocacy division. “This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign represents the final year of a three-year effort to better educate the public about the importance of smoke alarms, and what it takes to make sure they’re in working order.”

Fuente:: NFPA – Información de seguridad


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