Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
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Friday, October 29th, 2021
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Halloween Decorations and Fire SafetyDried flowers, crepe paper, cornstalks and decorative scarecrows may make your home look festive for fall, but these classic decorations can also pose a scary fire...
Thursday, August 12th, 2021
Notice of public meetingThe Cherokee Springs Fire District Board of Commission will meet at the above location on August 16, 2021 @ 6:30pm for a scheduled business meeting. AGENDAInvocationCall to Or...
Thursday, August 5th, 2021
Cherokee Springs Fire District201 Flatwood DriveChesnee SC 29323864-578-9651 Change of Public Meeting The regular scheduled meeting for the Cherokee Springs Fire Dist. Board of Commissioners has been ...

 

SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.
 

FACTS

• A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
• Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level. Smoke alarms should be connected so when one sounds, they all sound. Most homes do not have this level of protection.
• Roughly 3 out of 5 fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

 

SAFETY TIPS

• Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. They should also be outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.
• Large homes may need extra smoke alarms. • It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound. • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
• Current alarms on the market employ different types of technology including multi-sensing, which could include smoke and carbon monoxide combined.
• Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, yet mitigate false alarms.
• A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove.
• People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
• Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

 

SOURCE: NFPA

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
picture
Friday, October 29th, 2021
picture
Halloween Decorations and Fire SafetyDried flowers, crepe paper, cornstalks and decorative scarecrows may make your home look festive for fall, but these classic decorations can also pose a scary fire risk.
Thursday, August 12th, 2021
Notice of public meetingThe Cherokee Springs Fire District Board of Commission will meet at the above location on August 16, 2021 @ 6:30pm for a scheduled business meeting. AGENDAInvocationCall to Order - Chairman Jack DavisRequest approval of the posted agendaRequest approval of June 2021 MinutesO...
Thursday, August 5th, 2021
Cherokee Springs Fire District201 Flatwood DriveChesnee SC 29323864-578-9651 Change of Public Meeting The regular scheduled meeting for the Cherokee Springs Fire Dist. Board of Commissioners has been changed from August 9, 2021 to August 16, 2021 @ 6:30pm.

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