The Town & Country Fire Department prides it's self on training and education. Annually the fire department holds a open house during fire prevention week to meet and educate the public about fire safety. The fire department also works with local schools, organizations, and media outlets to promote fire safety.
2016 FP Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,”
Why focus on smoke alarms three years in a row? Because NFPA’s survey data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced.
As a result of those and related findings, we’re addressing smoke alarm replacement this year with a focus on these key messages:
Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.
To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.