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Sleep Soundly with Smoke Alarms in Every Bedroom
Learn more about fire safety at Fire Department Open House

Fire Prevention Week LogoHow often do you think about the smoke alarms in your home? If you answered “only when pizza is burning in the oven,” “only when I’m reminded to change the batteries during Daylight Saving Time,” or even “never” – then it’s time to start thinking about the important role smoke alarms play in fire safety.
  • Minnesota law requires that smoke alarms be installed in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Occupants should be able to hear the alarm no matter where they are in the house. 
  • If you hear a fire alarm, get outside. Do not try to investigate the cause of the alarm and do not assume that it is a false alarm. Leave your house or apartment and call 9-1-1.
  • Test smoke alarm batteries once a month, change the batteries every six months, clean the alarm with a vacuum several times a year and replace the entire alarm every 10 years.
  • Don’t damage or dismantle the alarms. Taking out the batteries or disconnecting the wiring prevents the alarm from alerting occupants during a fire.

Fire Department Open House Oct. 7
The Burnsville Fire Department will open its doors for the annual Fire Department Open House. The event provides a unique opportunity for community members to learn about the department and fire safety first hand. Activities will include:
  • Tours of the fire station, fire engines and ambulances
  • Interactive demonstrations fire and medical safety
  • Activities for kids, such as trying on firefighter gear, learning how to dial 9-1-1 and making a fire escape plan
  • Meet Fire Department chiefs, firefighter/paramedics and Sparky the Fire Dog

When: Wednesday, Oct. 7
5:30 - 8 p.m.
Where:  Fire Station No. 1
911 140th St. W.
Parking is available in the Kohl's parking lot
Cost: FREE and open to everyone
2015 National Fire Prevention Week
The 2015 National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 4-10. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep. Use Fire Prevention Week as a reminder to check that your home has properly installed smoke alarms, and that alarms are installed inside and outside of every bedroom. That way, you can “hear the beep where you sleep!” 

Read more information about fire safety topics from the Burnsville Fire Department.

Take Action in Your Community

You never know when an emergency will arise. Your actions could save a life! Although the Burnsville Fire Department is just a phone call away, it's always a good idea to be prepared and know what to do in an emergency. Take a CPR class, learn first aid, enroll in a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course, join the Mobile Volunteer Network and find additional ways to take action in your community. Whose life could you save?

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BJ Jungmann
BJ Jungmann,
Fire Chief

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