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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Firefighters discuss fire safety on weekly podcast

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Fire Chief Steve Portis and Commander Tim Grapentine visit this week's City of Taylor "Coffee with Mayor Rick Sollars" podcast to discuss fire safety.

Click here to listen

Between 75 and 90 percent of all residential fires could be prevented by the combination of a smoke detector and a residential sprinkler system. Eighty percent of fire deaths happen in homes, while 50 percent of fires occur in locations without a working smoke detector. Sixth to 70 percent of fire are intentionally stared by juveniles, and three children die daily due to playing with lighters and/or matches.

The fire department suggests that families should always have an evacuation plan.

For more information, visit the Taylor Fire Department's fire safety page. It's full of useful information.

More fire safety information can be found here
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