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October 27, 2017

Bryan Fire Department Receives Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detector Grant from ATMOS Energy

BFD Receives Grant from ATMOS Energy

The Bryan Fire Department received a $2,500 grant from ATMOS Energy to purchase smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for local residents with hearing impairments or other disabilities that serve as a barrier to having this life saving protection in their homes. Community business partnerships like these help support the Bryan Fire Department’s initiative to educate citizens on the importance of fire safety and prevention awareness.

Roughly 3 out of 5 fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke detectors or no working smoke detectors. Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane do not burn completely. Each year, more than 150 people in the United States die from accidental, non-fire related carbon monoxide poisoning.

Early detection and warning systems greatly reduce the chances of injury and death by allowing you and your family members more time to escape. For additional information on smoke detectors and exit drills, please visit our Fire Safety and Prevention page.

 
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