FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- While you are working hard to clean your home this spring, the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department wants you to remember to check your home’s smoke alarms to make sure they are working and to review fire safety with the entire family.
“Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility,” said Chief Larry Few of the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department. “As you are spring cleaning, why not make sure to review your fire protection plan with your family and, please test your smoke alarm batteries.”
According to the United States Fire Safety Administration (UFSA), in less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. The following tips will help you have a fire safe spring:
• Test your smoke alarms, and replace any alarms that are 10 years old or older.
• Test your carbon monoxide alarms, and replace any alarms that are 7 years old or older.
• Check your dryer vents and clean the hosing.