Fire Prevention Week: October 9-15, 2016

Fire Prevention Week: October 9-15, 2016

Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one. But do you know how old your smoke alarms are? If you’re like most people, you’re probably not so sure. A recent survey conducted by NFPA revealed that only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced. That lack of awareness is a concern for the South…

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August 9th Vote: Article 1—Public Safety Communications Equipment Bond

August 9th Vote: Article 1—Public Safety Communications Equipment Bond

In an emergency every second counts, and each message must be heard and understood. It is critical that fire, EMS, and police units are able to talk to each other, as well as the dispatch center. During natural disasters, fire, EMS, and police units must be able to communicate with public works personnel. The communications equipment must be reliable and up-to-date. Currently, the City of South Burlington has obsolete equipment, frequent equipment failure, repair parts are expensive or not available. This can lead to compromised communication when it is needed…

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