SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES!
Fire is a serious public safety concern both locally and nationally, and homes are the locations where people are at greatest risk from fire.
Home fires caused 2,580 civilian deaths in the United States in 2020, according to the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®), and fire departments in the United States responded to 356,500 home fires.
Smoke alarms sense smoke well before you can, alerting you to danger in the event of fire in which you may have as little as 2 minutes to escape safely. They cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.
Randolph County residents should be sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of smoke alarms and knows how to respond with a well-planned and practiced home fire escape plan.
The Franklinville Fire Department provides a smoke detector program to assist homeowners, of the Franklinville Rural Fire District and the Town of Franklinville, who do not have a working smoke detector.
If you do not have a working smoke detector, firefighters from the department will inspect it and replace a battery if needed or install a new working smoke detector at no charge to the owner. Please make sure to share this information with family and friends!
Fire Station 8
146 West Main Street
Franklinville, NC 27248
Franklinville Fire Chief