Fire and Life Safety

Fire and Life Safety Educator/Public Information Officer

Jason Joines AFD Fire and Life Safety Educator/Public Information Officer
Captain Jason Joines
336-625-4244 Ext. 6

The Asheboro Fire Department Public Education Division is dedicated to serving the city and community. Our primary mission is to provide citizens with the education and resources that will aid in the reduction of injuries and deaths associated with fires and unsafe behaviors.

The Asheboro Fire Department offers many public relations and public education opportunities throughout the year. Some of our programs are:

  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Fire Truck Displays
  • Fire Safety Programs
  • School and Day Care Visits
  • Station Tours
  • Commercial and Industrial Fire Safety and Response
  • Educational programs are also available for civic groups, school personnel, students and anyone with interest in fire safety education.

For information on these programs, call 336-626-4244.       
Link to:  Safety Tips from the National Fire Protection Asso
ciation (NFPA)

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Asheboro Fire Department Fire Safety Smoke Alarms

The below information is referenced National Fire Protection Association.

Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. 

Here's what you need to know!

  • A closed-door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. 
  • Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound. 
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
  • Test your smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, yet mitigate false alarms.
  • When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside, and stay outside.
  • Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years.

Facts and figures about smoke alarms

  • In 2012-2016, smoke alarms sounded in more than half (53%) of the home fires reported to U.S. fire departments.
  • Almost three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (40%) or no working smoke alarms (17%).
  • No smoke alarms were present in two out of every five (40%) home fire deaths.  
  • The death rate per 1,000 reported home fires was more than twice as high in homes that did not have any working smoke alarms compared to the rate in homes with working smoke alarms (12.3 deaths vs. 5.7 deaths per 1,000 fires).
  • In fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate, more than two of every five (43%) of the smoke alarms had missing or disconnected batteries. 
  • Dead batteries caused one-quarter (25%) of the smoke alarm failures
  • Cool Smoke Alarm Video

Smoke Alarm Safety