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photoelectric smoke detectors

A while ago, the City adopted an ordinance requiring the use of photoelectric smoke detectors in all new construction, and the replacement of Ionization detectors with photoelectric detectors (in all structures) either as the existing detector needs replaced, or within 8 years (whichever comes first).  Photoelectric detectors give tens of minutes earlier warning of a fire (verses the ionization type).  This gives the person the ability to get out alive.  Please go to the following website for further information.  http://photoelectricsaves.com/  for further information. 

 

Home Safety Evaluations

The Brooklyn Fire Department conducts free home safety surveys for Brooklyn residents. This short survey will help identify any existing fire hazards in your home and check the operation of your smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors. Firefighters will offer suggestions to help keep your home safe from the threat of fire or other hazards. For more information or to sign up, call 216.635.4288


smoke detectors

The Brooklyn Fire Department has a small amount of donated smoke detectors to give to our residents.  The resident must be the home owner and show their drivers license.  Interested parties should stop by the fire station at 8400 Memphis Avenue while supplies last. 




Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries - time change

Remember to change your clocks. Along with changing your clocks it is also advised that you change the batteries in your home smoke detectors. The Brooklyn Fire Department has free batteries available for Brooklyn residents (Limit 2 per household). If you are unable, firefighters will come to your home and install them for you. To sign up or receive more information, call 216.635.4288

If your home smoke detectors are more than ten years old or if you have no smoke detectors in your residence, the Brooklyn Fire Department will provide free detectors to Brooklyn residents (Limit 2 per household). If you are unable, firefighters will come to your home and install them for you. The Fire Department also supplies and installs replacement batteries. For more information or to sign up, call 216.635.4288