Sunday kicks off fire prevention week in Oregon

10-09-fireMedford, Ore., — Today kicks off fire prevention week statewide, and Medford Fire Rescue wants you to be prepared.

This years theme is “Don’t Wait – Check The Date” — a reminder to replace your smoke alarms every 10 years.

Medford Fire Rescue says last year, 77-percent of structure fires were in residential areas or single family homes.

In one-third of those fires, smoke alarms were not present.

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