Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?

Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half!

When it comes to smoke alarms, its all about “location, location, location”.

The key message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 4-10, is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms

As part of Fire Prevention Week, The Upper Makefield Fire Company will hold their annual Fire Prevention Open House on Friday October 9, 2015 from 6:30pm to 9pm at the Main Firehouse located at 1221 Taylorsville Road in Washington Crossing.  There will be a scavenger hunt and games for the children with winners getting prizes.  Meet your Volunteer Firefighters and talk to them about what it takes to be a Volunteer and how the Fire Company works.  Also, see what you can do to help out and make your community better.  Take a tour of the Firehouse and pick up information on Fire Prevention and other safety tips.  There will be static displays of all Upper Makefield Fire Apparatus along with an Upper Makefield Police Car and The St. Mary Ambulance.  Any questions either email info@umfc.org or call the firehouse at 215-493-5200