#VT – Pat asked her neighbors in Middlesex for tips this week. Today she shared this follow up…
Front Porch Forum sure is an effective way to get information. I got about 20 helpful responses to my question about smoke detectors. Thanks and happy holidays!
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Smoke dectors are one of the most important items you can have in your home to protect your family. But which smoke dector is the one that will save your life?
I have been in the fire service for over 35 years and am currently the Deptuy Fire Chief in East Montpelier. Having responded to many fire calls and have seen first hand which dectors work and which ones don’t and have tested a number of dectors under real life smoke and fire I would advise you to purchase a combination PHOTO ELECTRIC/IRONIZATION DECTOR. In recent months there has been a lot of testing done on a national basis and the PHOTO ELECTRIC will alert you sooner. I have been to servral house fires were lives could have been saved if these dectors were installed. Be safe and have a happy new year.
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Ghost of Midnight is an online journal about fostering community within neighborhoods, with a special focus on Front Porch Forum (FPF). My wife, Valerie, and I founded FPF in 2006... read more