Legislation Alone Won’t Keep Us Fire Safe

Headshot_Robert Crandall_croppedEven as New York State legislation moves forward to require long-life batteries in all smoke alarms sold statewide, Prevention 1st vice-president Bob Crandall has drawn on his 30 years of experience in the Rochester Fire Department to point out the continued need for human involvement in fire prevention and safety.

“Technology doesn’t let us humans totally off the hook,” he wrote in a guest column for Rochester’s Democrat & Chronicle. “There are things we still need to do to keep our families safe.” He described the need to test and maintain even hard-wired alarms, and plan and practice your escape route.

Read the full Speaking Out piece.