Know Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
The Brooklyn Center Fire Department is making house calls BEFORE a fire happens. Residents can request a visit to get help with smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Brooklyn Center Fire and Life Safety Educator Brandon Gautsch says, “We assess what you have existing with your alarms. Make sure that if they’re hard-wired, they’re hooked up. If they’re battery-operated, make sure they have batteries, the batteries are good. Make sure the life of the alarm itself is good. Alarms are only good for x amount of time, generally about ten years for the smoke alarms. So we want to make sure that we have working smoke alarms in everybody’s house. If you don’t have one, I’ll work with you to make sure that you have one. If there is a fire in your house, we want to make sure that you have that time to be able to get out and get to a safe spot. Even having one smoke alarm in your house can make the difference between life and death.” To have your smoke and CO alarms assessed, go to Brooklyn Center’s website under Fire and Safety Education or call Brandon Gautsch at 763-549-3642.