A survey from 2004 found that 96% of the homes surveyed had at least one
smoke alarm. Roughly half of home fire deaths occur in the small pecentage
of homes with no smoke alarms. In 25% of fires
in homes with smoke alarms, the smoke alarms did not work. The most common
reason for the failure of a smoke alarm is a missing, disconnected, or dead battery.
Smoke Alarms/Detectors -
Smoke detectors are vital to alerting occupants of a fire in their residence. During difficult economic times,
the Oak Creek Fire Department would like to make sure that all citizens have access to smoke detectors. The Fire
Department has a limited number of smoke detectors available.