BANGOR – The Red Cross and other non-profit organizations will be installing smoke detectors to people who request them.
Fire fighters say helps them teach people about the importance of a working detector. They also instruct people on how to make a safe escape route in the event of a fire.
“One of the biggest problems we see is people who disable their smoke detectors, just having one working soke detector more then doubles your chances of surviving a fire. Often people will have a cooking issue and will take the detector out or take a hot shower and don’t want the vent going and will forget to put it back in but we also have problems with older detectors and those who forget to change the battery”
The Bangor fire advises community members to change the batteries in their smoke detectors on November 1st this year when the clocks change.