Odessa Fire Department: Smoke Alarms Save Lives 7/11/13
Odessa Fire Department
Homes are safer thanks to Odessa Fire/Rescue. OFR personnel installed nine new smoke alarms in the homes of residents on Hereford Road.
A mother and three children died in a mobile home fire last week on Hereford Road and reports indicated there were no working smoke alarms in the home.
26 residents on Hereford Road were contacted by OFR personnel on July 10 about the importance of having a working smoke alarm. A working smoke alarm reduces the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths in 2005-2009 resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
Every home needs a working smoke alarm, if your home does not have a working smoke alarm you are encouraged to contact Odessa Fire/Rescue, 432.257.0518.
If you are renting a home, you are encouraged to contact the property owner immediately. Texas law requires rental property to have a working smoke alarm in each sleeping area and in a common hallway.