City Of Sparks

Project S.A.F.E. - Survive A Fire Emergency

Sparks Fire Department
Smoke Alarm Education Program
To implement a Smoke Alarm Education Program in the City of Sparks that can make a measurable difference in reducing deaths and injuries in a fire.
♦Each year, roughly 70 percent of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. 
♦In one-quarter of the reported fires in homes equipped with smoke alarms in 2004, the devices did not work. 
♦Households with non-working smoke alarms now outnumber those with no smoke alarms.
♦According to the NFPA, aging smoke alarms don’t operate as efficiently and often are the source of nuisance alarms
The Purpose of the program is three-fold, (1) to educate Sparks citizens about the importance of working smoke alarms in the home; new smoke alarm technology; fire escape planning; and fire reporting procedures, (2) to get citizens to install new 10-year Lithium battery operated smoke alarms in every sleeping room and hallway of homes built before 1994, (3) to get citizens to install new 110 volt 10-year Lithium battery back-up smoke alarms in every sleeping room and hallway of homes built after 1994 having smoke alarms over 10 years old.
Target Population:

Project SAFE focuses on the most vulnerable population in order to reduce casualties and fire loss. Program expansion includes smoke alarm installation and personalized fire-safety education. Installation specifically targets residents in high-call volume areas, the elderly, and the disabled.

Project SAFE responds to all city residents who request services and provides an education program for the general population. Website and local media venues make educational information available to citizens and service agencies outside of the city. 

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