Prevention & Safety

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Child Safety Seat Inspections

The Washington Township Fire Department offers free child car seat inspections. The free inspections are a collaboration with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and Centerville Police Department. Inspections are performed by SafeKids trained safety seat technicians who check the fit of both the seat in your vehicle and your child within the safety seat. Each inspection takes about 20 minutes. We ask that you bring the instruction manual for both the safety seat AND your vehicle. Call Fire Headquarters at 433-3083 to schedule your appointment.

Safety Seat Inspections on Super Service Saturday

Child safety seat inspections also are offered at Super Service Saturdays. Find information and dates here. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments are appreciated. You'll want to bring the instruction manual for both the safety seat and your vehicle. To schedule a time, call the Washington Township Fire Department at 433-3083. Free document shredding and free drug drop off also are offered on those days.

Smoke Alarms – What You Need to Know

Smoke alarms are more effective – and more complicated – than they used to be.

For instance, they may be battery powered or hard-wired with a battery backup, stand alone or connected to each other. They may use photoelectric or ionization technology, or both. Maintenance and replacement needs can vary, too.

A brochure from the Southwest Ohio Fire Safety Council can help consumers navigate the selection, installation and maintenance of smoke alarms. Check here for the brochure, or stop at Fire Headquarters, 8320 McEwen Rd., for a print version.

Experts recommend that home smoke alarms are checked monthly and that they are placed, at a minimum, on every floor level, inside every sleeping room, and outside of every sleeping area.

 

 

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