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Yakima Fire Department to Bring Awareness with Fire Safety Month

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Yakima Fire Department declares October "Fire Safety Month." Yakima Fire Department declares October "Fire Safety Month."
YAKIMA, WA. - The Yakima Fire Department has declared October "Fire Safety Month."

The department is joining a nationwide effort to cut down on the number of deaths and injuries from fires.

This year the top priority is making sure homes have working smoke alarms. 

Firefighters say three out of every five deaths  from fire are in homes with smoke alarms that don't work. 

It's important that people check the batteries in their smoke detectors often and replace alarms if they are more than ten years old. 

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