Keystone Valley Fire Department
Keystone Valley Fire Department
Keystone Valley Regional Fire District

2017 KVFD INCIDENTS
MONTH: FIRE: EMS:
JAN 22 107
FEB 30 91
MAR 28 83
APR 22 92
MAY 27 101
JUN 15 102
JUL 18 94
AUG 11 89
SEPT 15 88
OCT 15 100
NOV
DEC
Total 203 947

2016 KVFD INCIDENTS
MONTH: FIRE: EMS:
Jan 25 88
Feb 25 95
Mar 34 107
Apr 41 97
May 25 108
June 30 103
July 27 105
Aug 15 96
Sept 20 103
Oct 19 101
Nov 35 90
Dec 17 94
Total 313 1187

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YEAR: FIRE: EMS:
2016 313 1187
2015 284 1157
2014 323 1142
2013 291 893

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"Change Your Clock - Change Your Battery" Sunday November 5, 2017
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By KVFD
November 2, 2017

It's that time of year again!

Clocks change Sunday November 5, 2017 at 0200 Hrs (Fall back 1 hour)

What does this mean and what does it have to do with fire safety?

The KVFD wants everyone to know that Smoke Alarms (Detectors) can save lives when operating properly. There are many types, however most smoke alarms are battery operated or have battery backup features. It is important to test your alarms each month to assure that they are in working order. We also need to be sure the battery has adequate power to operate the alarm. Smoke alarms have a monitoring system for the battery and start chirping when the battery is low. All of this sounds great and fool proof; however several lives were lost due to non-working smoke alarms. Many were found without batteries in them. The Reason? Maybe someone took the battery for a game or radio, or removed the battery to stop the chirping or maybe they were going to replace it and forgot. Because of these findings the program "Change Your Clock - Change Your Battery" was developed. IF everyone follows this program they should never be subject to a non-working smoke detector due to a missing or weak battery. The Action is simple and we are reminded each year at Daylight savings time. Each year we change our clocks. In the spring (March) we move them ahead one hour and in fall (November) we move them back one hour.

Each time we do this we need to change the battery in all the smoke alarms. If a specific battery type is recommended then that's the one to use. Whether one is recommended or not, always be sure you are purchasing a fresh battery. Always check the dates on the battery.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The life of a smoke detector is 10 years.
If your detector is 10 years old or older, it should be replaced.

If you are in need of a smoke detector or unsure about how many you should have or need please contact Keystone Valley Fire Department. KVFD will provide you with the smoke detectors and install it to ensure you and your family remain safe.

Remember, properly working smoke alarms can save lives!

 

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