Duck, NC — Duck Fire Department invites the public to the Public Safety Building located at 1259 Duck Road for an open house on Tuesday, October 11th from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. Activities include learning how to use a fire extinguisher, climbing aboard a fire truck and more. This year, participants will learn about fire safety in the home and how to safely exit when smoke is present aboard the Fire Safety Trailer sponsored by the Dare County Association of Fire Officers (DCAFO). Duck Fire will also be serving hot dogs and light refreshments.
This annual event is held in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week which takes place October 9-15. This year’s campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” marks the third year of an effort to educate the public about basic, but essential, elements of smoke alarm safety. 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.
- 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.