• 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.
Board Meetings start at 6:30 pm.
Meetings are held at the Fire Department Headquarters station located at 201 Flatwood Drive, Chesnee SC 29323
Agendas (and minutes) are posted at the department on the announcement / information board.
Jack Davis, Chairman
Thomas Boyer, Vice Chairman
Wesley Burcham, Secretary
Robbie Easler, Treasurer
Dean Franklin, Member
Jon Garner, Member
Gene Grigg, Member