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									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
                                                  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

A.L.A.R.M.S is a program designed for the             A.L.A.R.M.S FIRE SAFETY KIT                    Did You Know?
                                                                                                     •   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.
                                                  •   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!

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