(PITTSBURGH) Nov. 2, 2012 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl reminds citizens to change smoke detector batteries while changing back their clocks. Daylight Savings Time is this weekend and clocks are to be turned back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.
“Taking a few minutes to change the batteries in your smoke alarms can mean a world of difference in making sure your family is safe,” Ravenstahl said. “As we approach this holiday season, accidental fires become more common, so this step is even more important.”
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire firefighters continue to be available to install free smoke detectors in City homes. All residents have to do is call the Mayor’s 3-1-1 Response Line and provide their name and address. Firefighters from their neighborhood will call them and schedule a time to install the smoke detectors, free of cost.
The International Fire Code requires that residential homes have a working smoke detector on every level of the home and inside every sleeping area.
For a list of home fire safety and prevention tips, click here.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2626 | facsimile: 412-255-2687