10/5/2014 - Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11, 2014
Members of the Sedalia Fire Department met with Mayor Stephen Galliher to declare October 5-11, 2014, "Fire Prevention Week" in Sedalia. This year's theme is, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives - Test Yours Every Month!"
According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in fires considered large enough to activate the smoke alarm, hardwired alarms operated 93% of the time, while battery powered alarms operated only 79% of the time. When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected or dead.
Pictured left to right: City of Sedalia Fire Inspector Michael Jackson, Mayor Stephen Galliher, Fire Chief Michael Ditzfeld and Fire Inspector Jamie Volk.