Every year, 2,500 people die in home fires
With the extreme cold and heating appliances working harder this winter season, we would like to bring up some good fire safety tips this winter season.  A working smoke alarm can help you and your family escape a deadly home fire. It can also save the lives of firefighters who would otherwise have to risk their lives by searching a burning home for residents.  
A working smoke alarm continuously scans the air for smoke, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It never sleeps. Working smoke alarms save lives. Please check to make sure that batteries are in working order.
The U.S. Fire Administration and the Hannibal Fire Department encourage you to practice fire safety and do your part to get out. Talk with your family about and escape plan, meeting place and practice this. Stay Safe and Stay Alive this winter season.
The following information provided by the U.S, Fire Administration.

Hannibal Fire Department
Mark L. Kempker
Public Education Coordinator