Denver Fire Department secures discount on fire safety products for residents

Don’t Wait, Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years

DENVERAs National Fire Prevention Week (October 9 – October 16) gets underway the Denver Fire Department in partnership with First Alert (www.firstalert.com) want to remind residents that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms do not last forever.   “Replacing smoke alarms is a really important message that we want to make sure everyone is aware of,” said Denver Fire Chief, Eric Tade.  “We want to ensure people are not lured into a false sense of security by changing batteries in a smoke detector that is past its useful life.”  The alarms may not work when they are needed most. It is important to remember:

• Three out of five home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms
• 450 people are killed from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning yearly
• For 25 years, people have been reminded to change clocks and change batteries but smoke alarms do NOT last forever.
• Smoke alarms need to be replaced every 10 years and CO alarms every 5 – 10, depending on the alarm.

According to the NFPA, install smoke alarms in very bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. Be aware that larger homes may need additional alarms.

To help with this education outreach, First Alert has donated 200, 10 year battery,  smoke alarms to the Denver Fire Department.  The 10 year batteries are sealed within the alarms meaning you never have to change the batteries for the life of the alarm.  At the end of 10 years, the alarm will signal that it’s time to take it down and put up a new one. 

At the request of the Denver Fire Department, First Alert is making its fire safety products available at a 20% discount via its online store only from Friday, October 7 through Wednesday, November 30.  Visit www.firstalertstore.com/DenverDiscount and enter the coupon discount code, DenverFD.     

About the Denver Fire Department: Founded in 1866, the Denver Fire Department is dedicated to providing quality, timely and professional emergency services to those who live in, work in, and visit the City and County of Denver and the communities we serve; respecting each other through trust, pride, diversity, integrity, and training; and working together to achieve the highest levels of preparedness, prevention, and community involvement with dedication to purpose. The Denver Fire Department is on Facebook (DenverFireDepartmentCO) and Twitter (@Denver_Fire).

Denver Fire Department  |  www.denvergov.org/fire

 

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A Science Teacher Lit His Student On Fire — And It Was Totally Awesome

Even if you were a popular kid that had to pretend not to care, let’s face it: we all loved science class.

Even if the work was hard, on some level, it was great to spend an hour just messing around with beakers and graduated cylinders. In this classic science demonstration, the teacher filled soap bubbles with methane gas.

And then lit them on fire while a student was holding them.

This is both awesome…and probably dangerous.

SCIENCE. IS. AWESOME.

Methane gas is lighter than air, so when it fills the soap bubbles, they rise straight up into the air (and don’t splash back down on the teacher or student). Since the student coated his hand in the soap solution, he was able to “hold” the fire without burning his hand (the methane bubbles adhere to the liquid, but don’t break).

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/lights-student-on-fire/

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