Tag: fire safety

RELEASE: Missouri fire marshal advises changing smoke alarm batteries as clocks ‘spring ahead’ this weekend

Three out of five home fire deaths in the United State occur in properties without working smoke alarms  JEFFERSON CITY – State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is encouraging Missourians to think about fire safety as they “spring ahead” their clocks this weekend. The twice yearly time changes are excellent reminders to change the batteries and test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. At 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11, clocks move ahead one hour for the beginning […]

RELEASE: State fire marshal advises Missourians to remember fire safety at Thanksgiving and throughout holiday season

Holiday season greatly increases residential fire risks because of increased indoor cooking, turkey fryers, candles, Christmas trees and other factors   JEFFERSON CITY – State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is reminding Missourians that Thanksgiving not only kicks off the holiday season, it raises the potential for dangerous residential fires – caused by everything from increased indoor cooking and turkey fryers to Christmas trees, decorations and festive candles. “The holidays and winter season are peak fire […]

Fire Marshal urges Missourians to check their fire extinguishers after millions are recalled

Recall includes 134 models of Kidde plastic-handle and push-button extinguishers manufactured since 1973 that may not work in an emergency JEFFERSON CITY – State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is urging all Missourians to check their fire extinguishers following a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall of almost 38 million Kidde brand fire extinguishers in the U.S. The recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers – plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers […]