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Tallahassee Fire Department Says Fire Alarms Should Be in Every Bedroom

Tallahassee Fire Department
Posted at 3:44 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 11:55:44-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Next week authorities in the capital city will be working to remind Tallahassee residents to have fire alarms where they can hear them in their bedrooms at night.

The "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!" initiative is apart of Fire Prevention Week which goes from October 4 though 10. It is sponsored by that Tallahassee Fire Department, the Capital Area Red Cross, and the State Fire Marshal's Office.

"In a fire, seconds count," said Fire Chief Jerome Gaines. "Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep.  Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out."

According to TFD, area residents can get free smoke alarms from the Capital Area Red Cross by contacting the American Red Cross at (850) 878-6080.