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Push 2 Buttons for Fire Safety

'Push 2 Buttons' for Fire Safety
Posted on 02/29/2016

Springwater Township / February 29, 2016 – Springwater Fire & Emergency Services, the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management and TVOKids are teaming up for the ‘Push 2 Buttons’ campaign, which encourages families to test the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in their homes.

To participate, children should ask their parents for permission to test the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their home to ensure they are working. It’s easy to do, children should locate the alarms and with the assistance of their parents, push the button for 10 seconds. If the alarm doesn’t sound, it’s time to replace the batteries or the entire alarm.

From March 1 to 14, 2016, families that test their alarms can visit and enter the number of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms checked and print a special ‘Push 2 Buttons’ certificate.

“The ‘Push 2 Buttons’ campaign is a fun way to get the whole family involved in fire safety,” say Deputy Fire Chief Craig Williams. “Each year in Springwater, several families are alerted to fire or CO in their homes by working alarms. When properly installed and maintained, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms work to protect your family 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.”