Charlotte County Fire/EMS FATAL HOME FIRES: A.L.A.R.M.S. recognizes that smoke detectors and education are one of our best tools 1. Often start during the early A m o r n in g hours when when it comes to preventing fire everyone is asleep. L ogical related injuries and fatalities. 2. Frequently burn for a long time before being A nswer for The Firefighters and Paramedics of discovered. R eplacement of 3. Kill more people from Charlotte County take great pride in smoke inhalation and carbon M alfunctioning their efforts to provide smoke detectors monoxide poisoning than from burns. S moke and fire safety information to the detectors citizens of Charlotte County. Charlotte County Fire/EMS Headquarters Public Safety Building 26571 Airport Road Punta Gorda, FL 33982 Phone: 941-833-5600 Email: email@example.com www.charlottecountyfl.com/fire/ ABOUT THE PROGRAM A.L.A.R.M.S is a program designed for the A.L.A.R.M.S FIRE SAFETY KIT Did You Know? INCLUDES: • Smoke, not heat, is the leading cause of residents of Charlotte County that • A smoke detector with batteries death in home fires. replaces or provides a working smoke • Pamphlets containing information on: • Smoke can engulf a home in under 10 Smoke alarms minutes. detector for the Fire Extinguishers • From the time a fire breaks out, a person home. When a has less than 4 minutes to escape the Fire and burn prevention disabling effects of smoke and poisonous Charlotte County Hazardous material in the home gases. E.D.I.T.H. (exit drills in the home) • Over 94% of all homes in the U.S. have at Engine Company Injury prevention least one smoke alarm. However, responds to a call for a residential fire surveys show that 1/2 to 1/3 of them do And other existing Charlotte County not work because the battery is either investigation and finds the resident in need Fire/EMS community programs dead or missing • You have nearly a 50% better chance of of a working smoke detector, an DELIVERY OF THE A.L.A.R.M.S surviving a fire in your home with SAFETY KIT working smoke alarms. A.L.A.R.M.S. Fire Safety Kit will be offered Upon delivering your kit, firefighters will: • Smoke alarms should be replaced every to the resident. ten years. • Help install the detectors if residents are unable to do so themselves. • Provide information on the maintenance Phone of smoke detectors. 941-833-5600 • Answer any questions residents may Charlotte County Fire/EMS have regarding fire safety. Charlotte County Fire/EMS is working hard to make your emergency a little bit easier for you!