October 10, 2016 – The Cy‐Fair Volunteer Fire Department (CFVFD) and Papa John’s are using daylight saving time (DST) and pizza boxes to educate the Cypress‐Fairbanks community about the dangers of home fires. This DST, these pillars of the community, in their own rights, are reminding community members to check their smoke detector batte
ries when they change their clocks. Papa John’s will deliver fire safety tips through the month of October (Fire Safety Month).
“Using daylight saving time is a simple and convenient reminder to all that it is time to check your smoke detectors for battery power and general cleanliness,” said Fire Chief Amy Ramon. “Working with Papa John’s helps us spread this reminder to our community. We are excited to work with Papa John’s to make our homes a safer place.”
As a part of a Fire Safety campaign, customers that order from participating Papa John’s stores may be surprised when their food delivery arrives aboard a fire engine. If all the smoke detectors in the home are in working order, the pizza will be free. If a smoke detector is not working, the firefighters will replace the batteries or leave a fully functioning smoke detector in the home.
According to the Nation Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), roughly two‐thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke detectors or no working smoke detectors. When smoke detectors fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected or dead.
“On average, seven people die in U.S. home fires per day,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “Working smoke alarms can make a life‐saving difference because they give people the time to escape safely. We are thrilled to work with Domino’s to remind homeowners to test their smoke alarms and ensure they’re working properly.”
Stay safe with these tips from the NFPA
- Install smoke detectors in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the
- For the best protection, interconnect all smoke detectors throughout the home. When one sounds, they all
- Test detectors at least once a month by pushing the test
- Smoke rises; install smoke detectors high on a wall or on a
- Replace batteries in all smoke detectors at least once a year. If an alarm “chirps” – warning the battery is low – replace the battery right
- Replace all smoke detectors, including detectors that use 10‐year batteries and hard‐wired alarms, when they are 10 years old – or sooner if they do not respond
- Be sure the smoke detector has the label of a recognized testing
- To prevent nuisance detectors, install smoke detectors away from the kitchen, and at least 10 feet from cooking If cooking fumes continue to set off detectors, replace the detector with one that has a “hush” button.
- Develop a home escape plan with all members of your household and practice it regularly, at least twice a
About Papa John’s
Founded in 1985, Papa John’s has over 4,700 restaurants worldwide—including more than 1,200 international restaurants in 37 countries and territories. We thank you, our valued customers, for once again voting us #1 in customer satisfaction in 2014.
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Even after over 30 years, what makes Papa John’s different is our drive to be the best. We continue to make investments in our ingredients for our customers and stay true to our vision — Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.
About the Cy‐Fair Volunteer Fire Department (CFVFD)
The CFVFD has a long and successful record for providing fire and emergency medical services to the citizens of northwest Harris County. From its beginnings in the late 1950’s, the Cy‐Fair VFD is now one of the largest, busiest volunteer Fire Departments in the United States, with over 18,000 emergency responses each year. CFVFD covers the 165‐square mile area of Emergency Services District (ESD) #9 in northwest Harris County. Responding from 12 stations strategically located throughout the territory; the 400 men and women of the Department are among the best‐trained and equipped firefighters and EMT’s in the nation.