Wayne Twp. Fire captain talks smoke alarm importance

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Operation Safety is all about preparation, practice and prevention.

Oct. 5 kicked off National Fire Prevention Week and preparing your home for a fire could be your most important, life-saving tool.

24-Hour News 8’s Drew Blair went to the Wayne Township Fire Department’s headquarters Thursday morning to figure out what smoke alarms work best. Captain Mike Pruitt provided some important details for every family to know about.

Captain Pruitt said:

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
  • Test your smoke alarms every month.
  • When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
  • Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years

Click play in the video for Pruitt’s full interview. In the video below Pruitt answered some questions about smoke alarm safety.