Check your smoke alarm!
Two recent children fire fatalities in Pickens County prompts the Oconee Emergency Services to urge all Oconeeans to ensure that they have working smoke alarms in their homes. Each year it is reported that more than 2,400 children age 14 or younger are injured or killed in home fires. By having a working alarm in your home can dramatically reduce injuries and fatalities. According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. For more information on how smoke alarms can be obtained, call 864/638-4220.