Firefighters install free smoke detectors in Eau Claire homes

  • Source: WEAU-TV 13 News
  • Published: 03/17/2019 03:09 PM

Members of the Eau Claire Fire and Rescue team are rolling up their sleeves to help install free smoke detectors donated by the Red Cross. "Assess the house to see what detectors you have, if they are still good, if they are in a good location and then figure out where to put the new ones," said Eau Claire Fire Inspector Jason Knecht. Firefighters are helping homeowners find the perfect location to install the potentially life saving devices. "You want to avoid the kitchen area because you don't want it to go off every time that you cook or the bathroom area too from the steam from the shower would also set it off," said Knecht. Experts say the minimum amount of smoke detectors should be one on each floor, but ideally you should have one in each bedroom. "It's very, very important to get that early notification of any sort of problem in a house," said Knecht. Local firefighters are going into homes before an emergency to make sure the detectors are up to date.


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