PRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia Fire Service is gearing for the annual observance of Fire Prevention Week, from the 5th to 11th October, 2014, under the theme: “Working smoke detectors save Lives– Test yours every month.”
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Mr. Lambert Charles says the theme of the observance was internationally prescribed, which speaks to the significance attached to Fire Prevention measures around the world.
While the installation of smoke detectors in commercial entities is standard practice, he says the installation of smoke detectors in households is very important; however it is a practice which has not taken a stronghold on the island.
Moreover smoke detectors, he noted, need to be tested on a monthly basis. “Many of our homes do not have smoke detectors but the point is that smoke detectors should also be installed in homes. Smoke detectors are sold locally and are available. We will be undertaking some sensitization about this and other fire prevention measures in the coming days.”
Fire safety refers to precautions that are taken to prevent or reduce the likelihood of a fire that may result in death, injury, or property damage.