FIRE PREVENTION SMOKE DOG AWARDS (SMOKE DETECTORS ON GUARD)
Approximately two-thirds of all homes in Ohio currently have smoke detectors. Of the approximately 150 Ohioans’ who die each year from fire, half of those lives probably could have been saved by a properly installed and maintained smoke detector.
The “Smoke D.O.G. Award” recognizes individuals whose lives were saved by reacting appropriately to the warning sound of a smoke detector. The recipients are people who had the good judgment to install smoke detectors and keep them in good working order. The Fire Prevention Bureau hopes that a real life experience will set an example for others.
The award presentation may be simple or more elaborate, according to the wishes of the recipients. Keep in mind the ceremony can be held at various locations such as schools, places of employment or a community function so that a larger number of people can be made aware that they must maintain their smoke detectors to also be survivors!
How do you nominate someone? Contact your local fire department and have them contact the Fire Prevention Bureau or click here for an application.