Now is the time for citizens to increase their awareness of ways to prevent and detect fires in their homes. To encourage such action, the Town of Wytheville has instituted a new program to provide free smoke alarms for citizens who cannot afford them.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five home fires happen from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Smoke alarms save lives. Properly installed and maintained, this equipment plays a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. The Town of Wytheville Department of Public Safety wants to help prevent these situations by assisting citizens who may not have the financial ability to purchase a smoke alarm obtain this needed piece of equipment for their homes. If you are a Town of Wytheville citizen who needs such assistance, contact the Department of Public Safety at 276-223-3300 for more information about this free program.
When a fire strikes, every second counts, a smoke alarm can help you and your family have the necessary time to get out of your home safely. For more information about fire safety, visit the National Fire Protection Association sat www.nfpa.org.