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Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) has long been committed to reducing fire fatalities and property loss in the City of Portland and a first step is to make sure all homes have working smoke alarms installed. This Sunday is Daylight Savings Time and it’s a good reminder to assess your smoke alarm status.
Every Daylight Savings, test your smoke alarm and make sure it is functioning. If you need smoke alarms installed, Portland residents can take advantage of PF&R’s Citywide Smoke Alarm Program to receive them. All residents need to do is simply call PF&R’s Smoke Alarm Hotline and their local fire crew will schedule a visit to install alarms. Smoke alarms are necessary on every floor of your home and in every sleeping area.
Working smoke alarms save lives. Most fatal fires occur at night, peaking from midnight to 5 AM, when people are asleep. One-third (33 percent) of fatal residential fires occur during these five hours. Working smoke alarms wake you up, giving you time to escape. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
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