Preparation & Prevention
The most common cause of fire deaths is not the fire but the toxic smoke and gases from materials smoldering (sometimes for hours) before flames erupt. This silent killer often renders its victims unconscious and unable to react long before a fire grows out of control, especially at night.
The best way to prevent these needless deaths is for people to equip their home with a residential sprinkler system or early warning device such as a smoke detector. An early warning device sounds an alarm at the first hint of smoke in a building and provides a life-saving margin of safety which gives families time to exit a structure.
Free Installation & Training
In the interest of enhancing the safety of our community, Mooresville Fire-Rescue provides and installs smoke detectors and CO detectors, free of charge, for residents of the Town of Mooresville. Upon request, a free home fire-safety check is also conducted at the time of installation.
Trained personnel will identify hazards, which often go unnoticed in the home, and explain a few simple maintenance procedures to make your home safer. Also, fire personnel will explain how the new smoke detector works and what you must do to maintain it.
Batteries in smoke and CO detectors should be changed at the same time you change your clock each year - in the fall and spring. If you are a resident of the Town of Mooresville and need a smoke detector installed in your home, call Mooresville Fire-Rescue at 704-664-1338.