Live Safe Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors Program
This program is made available through a joint effort between the Fairborn Fire Department, Handyman ACE Hardware, Sam's Club and Fairborn's Fraternal Order of Eagles Number 2641.
Smoke Detectors Save Lives
An inexpensive smoke detector with new batteries may save your life in the event of a fire. A simple smoke detector alert will warn you and your family of a fire so you can get out of the house alive. To stress the importance of working smoke detectors, the Fairborn Fire Department implemented a Smoke Detector Giveaway program.
- Install a smoke detector on each level of your home, especially near bedrooms.
- Test the detector monthly.
- Replace the smoke detector's batteries at least twice a year when you change your clocks.
- Replace any smoke detector more than 10 years old.
CO Detectors Save Lives
During the winter months when the furnace is running almost nonstop, there is an odorless, colorless, tasteless and potentially hazardous gas that can invade your home - carbon monoxide (CO). The gas can be deadly in a closed, tightly-insulated area. An inexpensive carbon monoxide detector may save your life by alerting you if the gas is present in your home. To stress the importance of CO detectors, the Fairborn Fire Department also implemented the Live Safe Carbon Monoxide Detector Program.
Know the signs of carbon monoxide exposure
Low levels of CO can cause headaches, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, confusion and irritability. High levels of long exposure to CO could cause vomiting, loss of consciousness and, eventually, death. If you suspect CO poisoning, get everyone out of the house immediately and call 911.
How to Register...
To register for either the Smoke Detector or the Carbon Monoxide program, call the Fairborn Fire Department Life Safety Division at 937-754-3084 or the Fairborn Senior Center at 937-878-4141. Residents can also register at any fire station. The program is open to Fairborn residents. Seniors and families with small children are given first priority, while supplies last.