Community Outreach/Education

 

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smoke%20alarm_what_do_I[1]The Belmont Fire Protection District wants to remind residents of the importance of Smoke Alarms and  Carbon Monoxide Detectors in the home. Accordingly to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA),  almost two-thirds of home fire deaths in 2005-2009 resulted from fires in the home with no smoke  alarms or no working smoke alarms. For more information on how to install and maintain a smoke  detector click here

 

CO-decal[1]In 2010, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 80,100 non-fire CO incidents in which  carbon monoxide was found, or an average of nine such calls per hour. In California,  the Carbon  Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act which went into effect July 1, 2011 requires all single-family homes  with an attached garage of a fossil fuel source to install carbon monoxide alarms within the home. For  more information on how to install and maintain a carbon monoxide detector click here.