Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector Checks
Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue (PLFR) can come to your home and assist you with the installation, inspection, or battery replacement of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. Simply contact our main station to schedule one of our firefighter crews to come and assist you. Contact information is on the bottom of every page on this website.
If you chose to take care of these issues yourself, see our article on how to Use Ladders Safely to prevent ladder injuries.
Each year, nearly 3,000 people die in home fires; many of those deaths could be avoided with the proper smoke alarm protection. The nonprofit National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) statistics show that while working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire nearly in half, roughly two-thirds of all home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
Do you know what carbon monoxide is? Any burning fuel such as gas, oil, kerosene, wood, or charcoal creates Carbon Monoxide (CO) gas. Every year hundreds of people die from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Many of these deaths could have been prevented by installing CO alarms in the home. CO is an invisible, odorless gas that is produced by burning wood, charcoal, natural gas, gasoline, propane, oil, methane, and other common fuels. See Carbon Monoxide safety.