In light of recent tragedies throughout Lancaster County, the City of Lancaster Bureau of Fire is reminding Lancaster city residents that “Smoke Alarms Save Lives.” Installing a smoke alarm is the first step to keeping your family safe from house fires.
The Fire Marshals Division reminds residents to:
– Install smoke alarms on every floor and in every bedroom.
– Test your smoke alarm every month by the pressing the “test” button.
– Ensure every person in your home understands and practices your home fire escape plan twice a year.
City code requires properties in Lancaster city to use smoke alarms that are either hard-wired with battery back-up or powered by a 10-year lithium battery. The City prohibits smoke alarms using removable nine-volt batteries as sources of power.
10-year lithium battery smoke alarms are available to homeowners for free. Residents should contact the Fire Marshal Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 291-4869 for more information.
The City of Lancaster Bureau of Fire, in partnership with the Lancaster City Fire Foundation, have funded a free smoke alarm program for all homeowners in the city for the past decade. Last year alone, the program installed over 300 smoke alarms.