National Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9th, 2010. This year the NFPA’s official theme for Fire Prevention week is “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!” As per NFPA, “This year’s campaign is designed to educate people about the importance of smoke alarms and encourage everyone to take the steps necessary to update and maintain their home smoke alarm protection.” Associated Fire Protection has dedicated this issue of The Detector to fire prevention in the home.  We encourage everyone to take some time during Fire Prevention Week to change the batteries/check the operation of the smoke detectors in your home or apartment.  In addition please discuss your fire escape plan with all the members of your household.  If you have any questions, please give us at 973-684-7250.  To take advantage of specials on smoke alarms and various home safety products visit our online store, or visit our retail store located at 100 Jackson Street, Paterson NJ 07501. In an article posted by 1010 wins, click here to read full article http://www.1010wins.com/Officials-Inspect-Jersey-Shore-Rentals-for-Violati/7019949, officials are conducting more and more inspections, and writing up more and more violations, on Jersey Shore vacation home rentals after a January fire in which firefighters found six beds in an attic. The most common deficiency they are finding is dead batteries in the smoke detectors. Few of us realize the importance of functional smoke detectors in the home. Smoke detectors provide an early warning in the event of a fire, which may allow sufficient time to reach safety. Experts report that consumers may cut their risk of dying in a home fire in half simply by having a smoke detector installed. It is not only important to have multiple smoke detectors installed in the home, but also to make sure those detectors are working properly. Smoke detectors most often fail because of missing, dead or disconnected batteries. The NFPA recommends that home-owners replace smoke detector batteries with a new battery at least once per year, when it starts chirping (a signal that its charge is low), or when it fails a test, which the NFPA recommends to be carried out at least once per month by pressing the “test” button on the alarm. Contact Associated Fire Protection for more information regarding smoke detectors and other fire protection and safety needs. Also visit our online store to browse a variety of smoke detectors available for purchase. Associated Fire Protection * 100 Jackson Street, Paterson NJ, 07501 * 866-812-3473 * www.associatedfire.com