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April 24 is Safe Kids Day, Are Your Kids Safe Kids?

Big Bear, CA, April 23rd, 2016 – April 24 is Safe Kids Day. Use this day as an opportunity for the whole family to review fire safety in the home. Teach children when to check smoke detectors and how often to change the battery, create a family escape plan and practice it together, and learn how to properly select and use a fire extinguisher. Testing Smoke Detectors Test your smoke detectors every month to make sure it is working properly. Batteries should be changed twice a year, and disposed correctly and safely at a household hazardous waste facility. You can find the...

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 San Bernardino County Fire Department Reminds You To Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

Big Bear, CA, March 12th, 2016 – Sunday, March 13 is Daylight Saving Time, a time to “spring forward” one hour. You know what that means, change your clocks, and change your batteries! While phones, computers, and tablets may change themselves, it’s up to you to keep yourself and your family safe by changing your smoke alarm batteries. Working smoke alarms save lives, that tell-tale beeping can get everyone out safely and avoid tragedy. Three out of five home deaths resulted from fires with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. This is especially important if someone in your home smokes. Fires caused...

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Hear The Beep Where You Sleep

Big Bear, CA, October 4, 2015 – Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!? This is the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2015. Studies show that half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.  According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half.  Three out of five fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages: Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do. Test alarms at least once a month by pushing the test button. Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly. Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it. If the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Go to your outside meeting place....

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Time to Change Clocks and Check Batteries

Big Bear Valley, CA, November 1, 2013 – Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2:00 a.m., when clocks should be turned back one hour to 1:00 a.m. Here’s a smart way to use that “extra hour” we’ll gain on Sunday:  test and change batteries on life saving devices like smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and flashlights. Every year at this time, the San Bernardino County Fire Department reminds residents that nearly a quarter of smoke alarm failures are due to dead batteries, and the majority of home fire fatalities are in homes with no working smoke alarms. Not all alarms are alike. An ionization smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires, while a photoelectric smoke alarm is more sensitive to smoldering fires. For the best protection, either install both types of alarms or a combination alarm that uses both technologies.  There are even alarms that let you record a brief message for your children, alarms for the hearing impaired, and alarms that have built-in carbon monoxide detectors....

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Residential Fire In Hesperia Kills One, Injures Two Others

Hesperia, CA, April 10, 2012, noon – On April 9, at about 2:00am, San Bernardino County Firefighters responded to a residential fire in Hesperia and found a single story home fully engulfed in flames with the roof collapsing. A male resident and his mother were able to get out, they were in the front yard and had been injured. At that time, firefighters were unable to enter the home because the fire was too intense. After the fire was put out they found the body of the resident’s wife inside deceased. At this time it is unknown if there were any working smoke detectors inside the home. The peak time for home fire fatalities is between 11pm and 7am, when most families are sleeping. The San Bernardino County Fire Department reminds you to have working smoke alarms in your home and change the batteries at least once a year. You should also practice an escape plan frequently. For more information on planning your escape, visit www.sbcfire.org. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31457.mp3|titles=Hesperia...

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