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Fireman's Prayer

When I am called to duty God wherever flames may rage Give me the strength to save some life whatever be its age help me embrace a little child Before it is too late or save an older person from the horror of the fate. Enable me to be alert and Hear the weakest shout and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fulfil my calling and to give the best in me to guard my every neighbour and protect his property and if according to your will I have to lose my life please bless with your protecting hands my children and my wife. Amen.

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SMOKE DETECTOR (ALARM)

Fires, when detected at their initial stages can easily be contained or extinguished before they get out of hand. Most fires occur at night when people are sleeping. A smoke detector can alert you when there is a fire, in time to save your life. Smoke Detectors are most suitable for offices and homes.

A  Smoke Detector is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire.

HOW THEY WORK

Smoke alarms work by sensing rising smoke from a fire and sounding an alarm.

TYPES

There are two types of smoke detectors available:

      IONIZATION CHAMBER – This contains a small, safe radiation chamber source that is sensitive to free-burning fires with flames.

     OPTICAL ALARM – It uses photoelectric bulb that sends a beam of light and is more effective at detecting slow-burning fires like overheated electrical wiring. This type is less likely to go off accidentally or when you are cooking.

HOW ARE DETECTORS POWERED

Detectors are powered in two ways:

BATTERY POWERED – These are the easiest to install.  They require no outlets or wiring connection; however, batteries must be replaced approximately once a year.

ELECTRIC (MAINS) POWERED – These are powered by electric supply and it solves the problem of checking the battery.   It can be done in two ways.  They can be plugged into any wall socket or can be wired permanently into the electrical system of the premises.

 

WHERE TO FIX A SMOKE DETECTOR

Smoke rises, so the best place to install is on the ceiling or high on an inside wall just below the ceiling.

In a multi-level air-conditioned structure, a detector is needed on each level.  On the first floor, it should be placed on the ceiling at the base of the stairwell.

Detectors should be installed close enough to the bedrooms so the alarm can be heard when the door is closed.

If you are installing more than one detector you may want to consider purchasing units that can be inter-connected.  That way when one unit detects smoke, all the detectors will sound an alarm.

Remember not to install a detector within 3ft (92cm) of an air-condition or fan that might blow the smoke away.

 

HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR

Clean your detector regularly as dirt may lead to its malfunction

Test your detector regularly. Determine the proper method suggested for your model from owner’s manual.

Replace batteries twice a year.  Establish dates for battery replacement.

A chirping sound at short intervals indicates that the battery needs replacing.

All members of the household should be aware of the alarm source.

A different member of the family should test any time testing is done.

Contact the Fire Service for all fires.

 

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