Sorority Members Promote Fire Safety

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Sorority members from Oregon State University will go door to door this weekend to remind people to check their smoke alarms. Volunteer firefighters will also help out by installing free smoke alarms for residents and handing out nine-volt batteries. The Corvallis Fire Department says 80 percent of fires involving students happen in … Continue reading »

Senate Considers New Smoke Alarm Bill

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers are looking at a fire safety bill that could change home smoke alarm requirements. If Senate Bill 126 is approved, it would require 10-year, tamper-proof batteries in all home smoke alarms. Alarms with non-removable batteries would have to be replaced every 10 years. The bill would require smoke alarms to … Continue reading »

Local Firefighters Check Smoke Detectors

EUGENE, Ore. — Daylight Saving Time came to an end this weekend. In addition to changing your clocks, firefighters encouraged residents to check their smoke alarms too. Angie Meyer, a mother of two, said yes to a smoke detector inspection. It’s what firefighters say everyone should do twice a year–make sure their detectors are functioning … Continue reading »

Time to Check Your Smoke Alarms

EUGENE, Ore. — How does an extra hour of sleep sound? Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. So don’t forget, on Sunday at 2 a.m. or before you go to bed Saturday night, turn your clocks back one hour. Something else to do this weekend is to check your smoke detectors. Amy Linder, Deputy Fire … Continue reading »