October 22 National Fire Prevention Month

October 22, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

This month's meeting is less than 2 weeks away!
Where? the Hotel Ithaca, 222 South Cayuga Street
When? Doors open at 4pm
Please remember to stop by the sign in table outside the meeting room.
This is the time to: 1) ensure that you have paid your annual dues which were due 10-1-18. If your dues are paid, ensure that       
2)  you receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win 1 of 7 Ten- Year Sealed Smoke Alarmswhich will be raffled off at the end of the meeting.
October is National Fire Prevention Month
  • We will have a presentation followed by a question and answer session.
  • Speaker - Gillian Haines-Sharp, Assistant Chief Fire Marshall – Ithaca Fire Department.
Sneak peak at some of the items which will be covered....
·         What are the safety benefits of installing a sealed ten year smoke alarm vs. install a new ten year lithium battery into an existing alarm?
·         What is the difference between a photoelectric and ionization alarm?
·         What the exact locations and ceiling or wall mounted measurements these alarms should be installed?
·         What are the most common causes of residential house fires?
·         What is a Knox Box? In what types of rental buildings are they required to be installed?
·         As rental property owners and managers, what can we do better to partner with local fire departments to provide
       better owner information and access to our buildings in the event of a fire event?
·         What suggestions might be offered on how to better educate our tenants about fire safety?