Update: Thanks to all who stopped by this morning. Due to the support of a very generous grant from the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation, the Fire Safe Council gave away 114 smoke detectors to University City residents.
From Lou Rodolico, UC Fire Safe Council President: Thanks to the support of the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation, the University City Fire Safe Council has smoke detector alarms to give away to University City residents. Smoke detectors are new with a 10-year lithium battery. This would be a good opportunity to replace home detectors that are more than 10 years. old.
Stop by on Saturday, March 12, between 10 AM and 4 PM in the parking lot at the First Baptist Church – San Diego, 5055 Governor Drive (east of Lakewood on the south side of Governor). Bring your drivers license or proof of residence. Limit two smoke detectors per household while supplies last. Packaging may differ from illustration.
From the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department at https://www.sandiego.gov/fire/safety/tips/smokedetectors: Is a smoke detector really necessary in your home? Absolutely! Smoke detectors are proven lifesavers. More fatal fires occur at night when people are sleeping. Fire produces toxic gases which can numb your senses and prevent you from reacting to a fire in your home.
- Install a smoke detector on each level of your home.
- The detector should be centrally located between the bedrooms.
- Place smoke detectors in each bedroom.
- If you, or someone in your home is deaf or hard of hearing, consider installing an alarm that combines flashing lights, vibration and/or sound.
- Mount smoke alarms high on walls or ceilings (remember, smoke rises). Ceiling mounted alarms should be installed at least four inches away from the nearest wall; wall-mounted alarms should be installed four to 12 inches away from the ceiling.
- If you have ceilings that are pitched, install the alarm near the ceiling’s highest point.
- Don’t install smoke alarms near windows, doors, or ducts where drafts might interfere with their operation.
Product description: Protect your family with the Kidde 10 Year Worry-Free Smoke Detector, Lithium Battery Powered, Fire Alarm. The Kidde 10 Year Worry-Free Smoke Detector, Lithium Battery Powered, Fire Alarm operates on a 10-year, sealed, tamper-resistant, lithium battery. Using ionization sensor technology, the 10 Year Worry-Free Smoke Detector, Lithium Battery Powered, Fire Alarm alerts to invisible fire particles, even during power outages. A green LED light indicates that smoke alarm is in operation, while red LEDs blink to indicate standby, smoke or fire, and hush mode. After 10 years of use, the Kidde 10 Year Worry-Free Smoke Detector, Lithium Battery Powered, Fire Alarm will chirp once every 40-45 seconds to indicate the alarm needs to be replaced. UL Certified with a 10-year limited warranty. Meets requirements of UL217, NFPA72, The State of California Fire Marshall, NFPA 101, FHA, & HUD.
For more information about the University City Fire Safe Council, visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/fire-safe-council-university-city/
See also on March 12 – free ShredFest: https://www.universitycitynews.org/2022/03/09/march-12-shredfest-a-free-shredding-event-sponsored-by-coldwell-banker-and-guaranteed-rate-mortgage/