The Yakima Fire Department wants to remind the community about how important smoke alarm checks are.
A release was sent out Thursday from the Fire Department that stated the following:
Regular fire code inspections by the Yakima Fire Department (YFD) are proving beneficial.
An apartment building fire earlier this month, for example, was limited to just one room in one apartment thanks to quick action by YFD firefighters and the fact that smoke alarms and other safety features had been recently updated to meet city fire codes following an inspection.
“Life safety and property protection are the main focus for Yakima Fire Department’s Fire Code Inspection Program,” said Yakima Fire Chief Aaron Markham. “Through regular, fair and consistent inspections we are able to enhance the safety of the public, as well as provide a level of public education that we hope can be applied on a regular basis.”