Fire Prevention Week in Cedar Rapids Iowa

This week is Fire Prevention week and this year’s focus is on monthly smoke alarm checks. "Image is Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website, ©2014 NFPA." Smoke alarms shall be installed in the following locations: In each sleeping room. Outside each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms. On each additional story of the dwelling, including basements but not including crawl spaces and uninhabitable attics. In dwellings or dwelling units with split-levels and without an intervening door between the adjacent … [Read more...]

Sunday – Fall Back & Check those alarms!!

It’s time to turn back those clocks - November 3rd we “Fall Back” an hour. It’s also recommended we change our fire and carbon monoxide alarm batteries. For the best protection, are the alarms in the safest areas of your Cedar Rapids area home and up to code? This is for new or replacement smoke alarms ….. According to the Iowa State Fire Marshall, “A dual sensor detector means a smoke detector which contains both an ionization sensor and a photoelectric sensor and which is designed to detect and trigger an alarm in response to smoke detected through either sensing device, or a smoke … [Read more...]