CCSCT Joins Fire Prevention Week in Real County
Community Council of South Central Texas Weatherization Program assists in securing Smoke Detectors for Real County Community.
In observance of National Fire Prevention Week, Real County Judge Rubio, the Camp Wood Fire Department, State Farm, and CCSCT’s Weatherization Program partnered up to provide residents in need with smoke detectors. The detectors were secured by a State Farm Grant fulfilled by the Insurance Council of Texas.
Actively supporting local fire departments is a priority for all involved in this effort. Through State Farm’s grant to the ICT, the council was able to provide 50 smoke detectors to the Camp Wood Fire Department. These are valuable resources needed for life-saving fire safety tools in the community.
This year’s theme for fire prevention is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” Installing a smoke alarm and regularly checking the batteries can go a long way towards saving lives and property. According to the National Fire Safety Association, three out of five home fire deaths result in fires where there are either no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
Understanding the sounds smoke detectors make, are just as important. Remember the following safety tips to help you:
- A continuous set of three loud beeps—beep, beep, beep—means smoke or fire. Get out, call 9-1-1, and stay out.
- A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be changed.
- All smoke alarms must be replaced after 10 years.
- Chirping that continues after the battery has been replaced means the alarm is at the end of its life and the unit must be replaced.
- Make sure your smoke and CO alarms meet the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
CCSCT believes in being a resource for the community, and an advocate for community initiatives that benefit the populations we serve. As our Community Action Promise states, “…we care about the entire community, and are dedicated to helping people, help themselves, and each other.” Our organization commends the fire prevention efforts of the Camp Wood Fire Department, County Judge Bella A. Rubio, Richard Johnson of the Texas Council of Insurance, State Farm Insurance Agent Jody Griffin and the CCSCT Weatherization Program.
CCSCT is a non-profit community action agency that empowers vulnerable families and individuals in the greater South Central Texas area to achieve self-sufficiency by eliminating barriers through innovative programs and strong community partnerships. Counties serviced include; Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, LaSalle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, and Zavala. For more information, visit www.ccsct.org or follow us on the socials at https://linktr.ee/ccsct_cares.
CCSCT Weatherization Program Coordinator, Jesse Flores; Camp Wood Fire Fighter, Dan Cox; Sparky the Fire Dog; Real County Judge, Bella Rubio; CCSCT County Coordinator, Sylvia Perez.