BURRILLVILLE – The latest installment in the Seasons of Safety coloring cartoon campaign emphasizes the importance of having functioning smoke detectors in every home and apartment.

If you reside in a multi-level home or apartment building smoke detectors should be placed on every level to insure that if there is a fire anywhere in that structure a smoke alarm will sound throughout the building.

A recent television news story about a fire in a multiple apartment building  said there were smoke detectors in place, but they had dead batteries and did not sound an alarm. It is crucial that batteries are replaced often so they still work when needed.

The Fearless Dino Protector Squad reminds you that when you hear the beeps, you “Get Out and Stay Out.”

It is recommended that parents make copies of this new fire safety coloring poster and talk to their kids about what to do when they hear the smoke alarm beeps if there is a fire. Practice escape routes in the home. It could help save lives.

Jim Weicherding is a Burrillville resident, and the founder and creator of an award-winning traffic safety effort Seasons of Safety. Weicherding contributes kids’ coloring cartoons, which can be printed and used to help parents discuss safety issues with their children.

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