It’s Fire Prevention Week (Oct 5 - 11, 2014) — The Moraga-Orinda Fire District Reminds Moraga and Orinda Residents: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives! Moraga and Orinda, October 7, 2014 – Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!" Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly. According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. "In a fire, s.. Full Story

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