Friday, May 17, 2013

5-20-13 fire safety program

In the wake of a fatal fire in Oshkosh where there were no working smoke alarms, the Fond du Lac Fire Department is launching a new fire safety campaign.   Fire Chief Peter O’Leary says under the program every time a residential fire occurs in the city firefighters will canvass a one block radius the day after the fire to make contact with residents or tag the home with a newly created fire safety door hanger.  O’Leary says the department has developed a home fire safety checklist to help residents identify the most common hazards in a home.  If a home does not have a working smoke alarm, firefighters will either change out a missing battery or install a new alarm, free of charge.  The Fond du Lac Fire Department has responded to 15 structure fires so far this year.

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