HFD inspects over 1,500 homes for fire safety

On October 11, 2010, City of Henderson Fire Department personnel went door to door to talk to residents in the City of Henderson about fire safety, checking smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

The fire department encourages citizens to review the information that was left with their families and make necessary plans to safely heat their homes before cold weather arrives.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, space heaters, whether portable or stationary, accounted for 32% of the home heating fires and 79% of home heating fire deaths in 2007.

From October 11, 2010, to November 10, 2010, the Henderson Fire Department went to 6,630 homes. 1,530 homes were inspected, 349 follow-ups were done, 177 smoke alarms were installed and 24 carbon monoxide alarms were installed in owner-occupied homes, and 304 batteries were installed.

The Henderson Fire Department encourages citizens to call the fire department if they wish to have a home fire safety inspection done at their residence.

For questions about safe home heating this winter, please contact Lt. Michelle King at 252.438.7315.