2016 Fire Prevention Week- “Don’t Wait-Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years!”

Posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 6:35 PM

Mayor Mark S. Nexsen proclaims the week of October 9 through October 15, 2016 as Fire Prevention Week. The 2016 Fire Prevention Week theme, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” effectively serves to educate the public about the vital importance of replacing the smoke alarms in their homes at least every ten years, and to determine the age of their smoke alarms by checking the date of the manufacture on the back of the alarms.

To find out how old your smoke alarm is and its expiration date, simply look on the back of the alarm where the date of manufacture is marked. The smoke alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date (not the date of purchase). The Lake Havasu City Fire Department also says smoke alarms should be tested monthly and batteries should be replaced once a year or when they begin to chirp, signaling that they’re running low.

For further information, please call Gina Gutierrez at 855-3609 or the Fire Department Administration office at 855-1141. 

Photo from left to right: Fire Prevention Officer John Boone, Mayor Mark S. Nexsen, Fire Division Chief Scott Hartman, Public Education Specialist Gina Gutierrez, and Fire Chief Brian Davis.


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3 comments on “2016 Fire Prevention Week- “Don’t Wait-Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years!””

  1. Dennise Blank Reply

    Thank you I did not know this but I do know to replace batteries in the detectors at least once a year when it is daylight savings time again.


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