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Fire Alarm Safety Campaign

November 2, 2009

Contact: Margaret Tucker, JCC Fire Department

Phone: 253-0574



Every year, more than 3,000 people die in home fires in the United States; most of whom are in homes without a working smoke alarm. To prevent these deaths, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), a division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sponsoring a nationwide Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign designed to raise awareness about how properly installed and working smoke alarms can lower a person’s chances of dying in a fire.


The USFA recommends installing smoke alarms both inside and outside of sleeping areas and on every level of your home; testing them monthly; changing alkaline batteries at least once a year; and installing ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms or dual sensor smoke alarms. 


To learn more, visit or visit the County website at  or call the James City County fire education office at 253-0574.



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