According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 3,000 people died from fires in 2008, with 84% of fatal fires happening in homes and other dwellings. Unless you see a fire start, you can only find out there is a fire if you're awake to smell the smoke. If you happen to be asleep, a smoke detector is probably the only way to save your life and the lives of everyone sleeping in your home. Smoke detectors are intended to sound an alarm when they sense smoke. Smoke rises, so place the detectors near the ceiling or directly onto the ceiling. Make sure there is a smoke detector on every level of the home, inside each bedroom, and outside each sleeping area. Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the installation of smoke detectors.
Fire Detector Program
The Mayfield Heights Fire Department is committed to helping people keep their homes safe. This program is offered free of charge to Mayfield Heights residents. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our program, please call 440-442-2626, x 295, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Be prepared to leave a message on voice mail. This program is made possible by federal grants and donations from our business and professional organizations.