Miles City Fire Rescue Needs Your Help!
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Posted by Fire Inspector (+21) 6 days ago
Hello great citizens of Miles City,

Miles City Fire Rescue has received a large quantity of smoke detectors from the American Red Cross. We want everyone to have a working smoke detector. These are available for all private residences. Please call the fire house @ 406-234-2235 to schedule an install appointment. This is one of many services we offer at no charge to our community.

If you are a renter the follow Montana Code Annotated applies to your landlord.

70-24-303. Landlord to maintain premises
(1) A landlord:
(h) shall install in each dwelling unit under the landlord's control an approved carbon monoxide detector, in accordance with rules adopted by the department of labor and industry, and an approved smoke detector, in accordance with rules adopted by the department of justice. Upon commencement of a rental agreement, the landlord shall verify that the carbon monoxide detector and the smoke detector in the dwelling unit are in good working order. The tenant shall maintain the carbon monoxide detector and the smoke detector in good working order during the tenant's rental period. For the purposes of this subsection, an approved carbon monoxide detector, as defined in 70-20-113, and an approved smoke detector, as defined in 70-20-113, bear a label or other identification issued by an approved testing agency having a service for inspection of materials and workmanship at the factory during fabrication and assembly.

If you need assistance with your landlord complying with this law please contact the Miles City Fire Prevention Office @ 406-874-8652.

Here are the report highlights from a 2015 study by the National Fire Protection Association:

•Smoke alarms provide an early warning of a fire, giving people additional escape time. In 2009-2013, smoke alarms sounded in more than half (53%) of the home fires reported to U.S. fire departments.

•Three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (38%) or no working smoke alarms (21%).

•The death rate per 100 reported home fires was more than twice as high in homes that did not have any working smoke alarms compared to the rate in homes with working smoke alarms (1.18 deaths vs. 0.53 deaths per 100 fires).

•In fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate, almost half (46%) of the smoke alarms had missing or disconnected batteries.

•Dead batteries caused one-quarter (24%) of the smoke alarm failures.

Please share this article with everyone. Thank you for supporting our community.

Miles City Fire Rescue
2800 Main Street
Miles City, MT 59301
406-234-2235

[Edited by Fire Inspector (2/14/2017 9:02:26 PM)]
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Posted by Fire Inspector (+21) 2 days ago
Bump for safety.
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