Today on Happening in Homer:
Jay Riley volunteers with the village fire department and also works for the city of Cortland FD.
He spoke with WXHC news director Vinnie Bellardini about the importance of home fire safety.
Unfortunately, one of the most crucial aspects to remember can often become overlooked: Maintaining that ol’ smoke detector.
Not only do these things protect against fires, but also the ‘silent killer’ of carbon monoxide (CO).
“One of our own members had an incident where his child woke up feeling ill and fell down the stairs,” said Riley. “Turns out, something in his basement wasn’t venting properly and there was CO leaking into his home.”
Most alarms nowadays are sold as a combined smoke/CO detector with an internal 10-year battery.
Residents should ensure their own are working properly as they change clocks for the new Fall season.
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