Fire prevention becomes more critical as temperatures drop

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Old man winter is right around the corner and fire officials say now is the time to start getting your home ready for the cold weather months.

Both St. George and Baton Rouge fire officials say that one thing that they can’t stress enough, is for people to have working smoke alarms, as well as carbon monoxide detectors in your home. 

Eldon Ledoux, Public Information Officer with the St, George Fire Department says they are co-operating with the State Fire Marshal and the Red Cross to install smoke detectors in house that are not so protected. If you don’t have a working smoke detector, give them a call at 454-6550 to arrange having one or more installed by St. George firefighters. A smoke detector won’t prevent a fire and it won’t put a fire out, but the early warning it gives you and your family that your home is burning can save your life.

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