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Cub Scouts & Smokey Bear; Smoke Alarms December 29, 2009
Cub Scouts help install Smokey Bear sign at VVFD
Cub Scouts from the Webelos II Den #8 of Pack 201, North Shore District, Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America provided and installed the new Fire Danger sign in front of VVFD.
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Here are the Cub Scouts who worked on the project with help from their families: Zach Corder, Travis Isburgh, Cameron Ivey, Jake Jones, Dale Kuykendall, Zach Mayo, Cameron McRae, Gregory Zuraski, Anthony Ramirez, Derek Allen. We also had help from their den chief, Zach Burky of Boy Scout Troop 201. We received a donation from the Stokes Sign Company in Lakeway, TX that lowered the cost of routing the letters.  Thanks, Jacque Spencer and her son Colton of Pack 201, Den #11 who conceived this project some time ago before handing it off to our den.
 Gerald D. Zuraski Jr. (more photos
 Group photo from installation of Smokey Bear sign

Smoke alarm installation


Smoke alarms save lives. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.

Safety tips

* Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
*An ionization smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires, and a photoelectric smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires. For the best protection, both types of alarms or a combination alarm (photoelectric and ionization) should be installed in homes.
* Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
* Smoke rises; install smoke alarms following manufacturer's instructions high on a wall or on a ceiling. Save manufacturer's instructions for testing and maintenance.
* Replace batteries in all smoke alarms at least once a year. If an alarm "chirps", warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.
* Replace all smoke alarms, including alarms that use 10-year batteries and hard-wired alarms, when they are 10 year old or sooner if they do not respond properly.