(Atlantic) Fire fatalities in the state of Iowa are on track to be the second lowest in 100-years. So far fires have claimed 25-lives statewide in 2013, compared to 42-fire fatalities in 2012.
Atlantic Fire Chief Mark Mcnees credits the decline to the smoke detector installation program implemented by former State Fire Marshall Ray Reynolds, whose goal was to try and place smoke detectors in every child’s house throughout the state.
Mcnees says they have been actively involved in that program in their own fire district.
“We will go in and put these smoke detectors in free of charge,” stated Mcnees. “I still have a few left and if someone needs a working smoke detector or have some that are more than 10-years old, contact us, we will get them installed until we run out.”
Chief Mcnees says it is a “no brainer” to have these in your home. He says they can be real life savers.
December 16, 2013