Thursday, March 06, 2014 |

The Los Angeles Fire Department, in conjunction with MySafe:LA, Los Angeles Unifed School District and the Los Angeles County Fire Department will hold a press conference tomorrow, Friday, March 7, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., on the South Lawn of City Hall to formally launch the “Fire Burns. Smoke Kills.”  Smoke Alarm Campaign. 

As you are likely aware, the City of Los Angeles has seen 11 residential fire-related fatalities since January 1, 2014.  This campaign is designed to educate the public about the critical importance of having functioning smoke alarms in their homes.  This three-part campaign involves making smoke alarms available to the public; educating LAUSD elementary school students about the importance of working smoke alarms in the home and providing training and distribution of smoke alarms in neighborhoods immediately following a fire with significant injuries or fatalities.  

Interim LAFD Fire Chief James Featherstone and LA County Fire Chief Daryl Osby will urge the public to ensure that their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are operational and installed on every level of their home, both inside and outside of sleeping areas.  The community is encouraged to test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms monthly and to change the batteries in conjunction with changing their clocks as part of Sunday morning's Daylight Saving Time change. 

Submitted by Katherine Main, Spokesperson Los Angeles Fire Department 


Merri Huang said...

Will the press conference be available on line? Or a video posted upon conclusion. A critical campaign for LA Safety! Thanks.

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