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Immediate News Release from Power Crew

Sixty Two Percent of Home Fire Deaths are

Due to Families Not Having Smoke Detectors or Having Smoke Detectors that No Longer Work

Power Crew Offers Safety Tips as a Part of National Fire Safety Month

Omaha (September 27th, 2011) – October is National Fire Safety month, and Power Crew is celebrating it by providing a series of safety tips that homeowners should know. This is the first of five releases with helpful information, and it discusses an important topic: protecting homes and families from the potential of fire and smoke.

According to the Home Safety Council, more than 3,000 people die from fires each year. Eighty percent of those occur while in the home; the majority of those happen when people are sleeping.

“A fire can build and grow in just minutes. That can cause poisonous gas to build up in a home easily. If you’re asleep, it’s an extremely dangerous situation. That’s why smoke alarms are the most important thing all people can have in their homes,” Jason Amato, owner of Power Crew, said.

According to the National Fire Protection agency, 62 percent of home related fire deaths resulted because the home didn’t have smoke alarms, or the alarms were not functional. “If your smoke alarms are over 10 years of age, I can’t emphasize enough to have them replaced, or at least inspected at the very least,” Amato continued.

Here are some smoke alarm safety tips everyone should know:

“The best smoke detectors people can have today are interconnected smoke alarms. If one signals, all of them throughout the home will simultaneously chirp. This provides families maximum safety—they don’t have to wait until the smoke or fire is perilously close to alert you,” Amato added.

During National Fire Safety Month, Power Crew is offering 100 percent free fire safety inspection. This includes checking all smoke detectors and installing new batteries. In addition, trained electricians will inspect the home’s electrical panel/fuse box, all outlets, and all other electrical components to ensure that none are malfunctioning and a fire risk.

“This is a typical $129 service, but we’re doing it for free to raise awareness. It’s a big concern that we want to alert as many people as possible to,” Amato explained

To schedule a free electrical safety inspection, call 402-333-2222.

For additional information, contact:
Jason Amato
General Manager/Owner
Power Crew
P.O. Box 540393
Omaha, NE 68154