Prevention and Safety

Fire Prevention Week!

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About Fire Prevention Week

Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.

Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.

Importance of Fire Prevention

In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.

Siloam Springs Junior Fire and Police Camp

Summer Camp Flyer

When we set dates for 2019 camp we will update the page and you can Sign up here- https://www.siloamsprings.com/487/Registration-Forms

2018 Junior Fire Camp

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Why is it so important for me to have my E-911 address posted?

Locating you quickly in your time of EMERGENCY without delay is our goal. When a Siloam Springs Telecommunicator dispatches any emergency service unit whether it is Fire, EMS (Emergency Medical Services), Law Enforcement to your residence in your time of need, having your address posted clearly and visibly allows them to find you much quicker.

I have my address on my mailbox, isn’t that enough?

No it is not. In your time of emergency the responding units will be trying to locate you near the address of your home and not where you receive your mail. Having your E-911 assigned address on your mailbox for mail purposes is important but may not be enough for us to locate you in an emergency.



 

 

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Smoke Detector Information

Are your smoke alarms still in working order? A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is just the same as  having no smoke alarm at all. A smoke alarm only works when it is properly installed and regularly tested. Below are some general maintenance tips.

Smoke alarm powered by a nine-volt battery

· Test the alarm monthly.

· Replace the batteries at least once every year.

· Replace the entire smoke alarm every 10 years.

Smoke alarm that is hardwired into your home's electrical system

· Test the alarm monthly.

· Replace the backup battery at least once every year.

· Replace the entire smoke alarm every 10 years.

Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms–

The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms


Your Siloam Springs Fire department would love to help! We offer a free smoke detector program– Simply call 479-524-3103 and we will set up an appointment for our crews to come and install needed smoke detectors in your home.

For more information give us a call at 479-524-3103 or visit www.usfa.fema.gov