We recommend that there be a smoke detector in every bedroom and at least one in every level of your home. You should test your detectors monthly and change the batteries, if applicable, when you change your clocks. You should always know two ways out, have an escape plan for the entire family, and have a meeting place somewhere safe. Never go back into the house for pets or possessions and you must call the Fire Department IMMEDIATELY to avoid delays.
The Holt Community Fire Protection District is able to provide smoke detectors free of charge. These are available through a grant received by the Heart of America Fire Chiefs organization and also through the Red Cross. The detectors provided are powered by a 10 year lithium battery and are disposable after 10 years. We will come and mount them for you upon request. There are also hearing-impaired detectors available that are extra loud and have a strobe light on them. The grant is geared toward households with small children and elderly, but we want every household to be properly protected.
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