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Check your Smoke Detectors – TODAY!

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All of us here at St. Joe’s wish to remind everyone about the importance of working smoke detectors throughout your home.

Smoke alarms have become such a common feature in U.S. homes that it is easy to take them for granted.
Newspapers often report fires in which blaring smoke alarms alerted sleeping occupants to danger. These devices alert countless others to fires just as they are starting.

Three out of five home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.

The risk of dying in reported home structure fires is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.

Smoke alarm failures usually result from missing, disconnected or dead batteries.

Click here for more information on Smoke Alarms. Thank you National Fire Protection Association.

We tracked down Tom Higgins, the Fire Chief of the Bangor Fire Department to give us a few very important words of advice.

Click the video below to hear the message from Tom.

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