FDL Fire and Rescue Stressing Importance of Having Working Smoke Alarms After Fatal House Fire

A recent fatal house fire in the city has Fond du Lac
Fire and Rescue once again stressing the importance of having working smoke
detectors in the home. Division Chief Troy Haase says the department continues
to do a lot to make sure everyone knows why having those smoke detectors are
important. “Nationally, 60-some percent of the people that die in house fires
don’t have working smoke detectors,” Haase said. “We’ve preached multiple
times, and we do a lot of stuff across social media about checking your
detectors, making sure you have ones that work, making sure you change them
every 10 years.”

The fire happened at a home on Woods Place on May 19th.
A woman was rescued from the home and was transported to St. Agnes hospital
where she was pronounced dead. Haase says the home in question had detectors,
but not enough of them worked to make a difference. He urges anyone who doesn’t
have working detectors to get some installed, and to be sure to check the
detectors and their batteries regularly. Anyone who needs assistance with their
smoke detectors is invited to call the Fire Department at 322-3800.

Find more information about smoke alarms here