Detect To Protect

A working smoke detector in every home.

What is a Fire Safety Visit? 
As Fire Administration receives your registration information, you will be scheduled according to your indicated preference of day and time and your availa-bility at time of contact. LPFD will have our firefighters perform “Fire Safety Visits” to each of the registered addresses. 

A Fire Safety Visit will include the following: 
  • Installation of smoke detectors, if necessary 
  • Replacement of smoke detector batteries, if necessary 
  • Advising of where you may consider placing additional smoke detectors 
  • Education on how and when to test smoke detectors, as well as when they should be replaced 
  • Education on what to do when a smoke alarm is heard going off 
Where should I have smoke detectors in my home? 
You should install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home. 

When to change batteries and/or test smoke detector? 
  • Smoke alarm batteries should be changed twice a year. An easy way to remember this is to change the batteries at the same time that you change your clocks for Daylight Savings Time. 
  • You should test your smoke alarms on a monthly basis.
  • Smoke alarms should be completely replaced every ten (10) years. 
Why do I need to participate? 
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. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths re-sulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Smoke alarm failures usually result from missing, disconnected, or dead batteries. 

Schedule A Fire Safety Visit:
To set up an appointment for your fire safety visit fill out the form below or email the information below to fire@laportetx.gov. You may also set up an appointment by calling (281) 471-3607, or coming to Fire Station 1, on 125 South 3rd Street in La Porte. 

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