Ballinger Fire Dept offering free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
The Ballinger Volunteer Fire Department made possible by local Ballinger Wal-Mart store #1078 will be taking request from the homeowners of Ballinger Texas for battery operated smoke & carbon monoxide detectors. The detectors and installation of the units are free of charge to qualified applicants along with a signed consent and agreement form. Rental properties will be considered on a case by case basis. Please call 325-365-5137
October is Fire Prevention Month! The goal of Fire Prevention Month (and week October 3rd – 9th) is to raise fire safety awareness, and help ensure your home and family is protected. In 1922, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) named the second week of October Fire Prevention Week in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. Today, we celebrate Fire Prevention Week and Month by raising fire safety awareness and educating families, students and communities across the United States. During this month, fire departments provide education to their communities, and encourage parents and loved ones to practice fire prevention and whole home safety. The NFPA's 2021 campaign for Fire Safety Month is "Learn The Sounds of Fire Safety."
Did You Know?
3 of every 5 home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no working smoke alarms.
Less than 50% of homeowners have an escape plan.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is the #1 cause of accidental poisoning in the US.
60% of consumers do not test their smoke and CO alarms monthly.
Only 47% of people report having CO alarms in their home.
Unattended cooking is the #1 cause of Home fires.