Police & Fire

The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas to Hold Free Smoke Alarm Distribution


LIVINGSTON, NJ - As part of WABC’s Operation 7: Save a Life initiative, The New Jersey Division of Fire Safety will be at the Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center on Tuesday, June 25th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to distribute smoke alarms. Recipients of the Kidde-donated smoke alarms will consist of Fire Department representatives from Essex County including those from Bloomfield, Livingston, Maplewood, Newark, Fairfield, Milburn, South Orange and West Orange.

According to the Burn Center at Saint Barnabas, “over 6500 smoke alarms will be distributed in New Jersey this year with a subset of that number to be provided to the Essex County departments for distribution in their local towns.”

The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Has Offered the Following Smoke Alarm Tips for the Public:

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1. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and in each bedroom.

2. Do not install a smoke alarm near any cooking vapors.

3. Test smoke alarms monthly, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

4. Change batteries twice a year on daylight savings day, or whenever you hear a “chirp” indicating a low battery. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for long-life batteries.

5. Never borrow or remove batteries from a smoke alarm.

6. Replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old because the effectiveness is not guaranteed.

7. Vacuum smoke alarms to keep them dust free and functioning.

8. CO is a tasteless, odorless, colorless poisonous gas. Every home should also have at least one carbon monoxide detector.

New Jersey’s only certified burn treatment center, The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas, admits close to 400 people each year for significant burns. Close to 40% of those admitted are children. Smoke alarms are a primary line of defense to get individuals out of the home in the event of a fire. 

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