November 5— In an effort to increase the number of homes with working smoke alarms, on Saturday, November 5, 2011, Seattle Firefighters will go door-to-door installing smoke alarms and replacing smoke alarm batteries in a mobile home park in the Haller Lake neighborhood.
Nationally, more than 20% of homes do not have working smoke alarms and most deaths caused by fire happen in homes without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm can cut the risk of death by half in a residential fire. Dead or missing batteries are the most common cause for nonworking smoke alarms.
Smoke alarm maintenance is a simple method for protecting your home and family from fires. For more information or to request assistance changing smoke alarms and batteries contact the Seattle Fire Department at (206) 386-1337.