- See copy of Sublette County Resolution here
How often should I have my chimney swept?
This a tougher question than it sounds. The simple answer is: The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 says, "Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary." This is the national safety standard and is the correct way to approach the problem. It takes into account the fact that even if you don't use your chimney much, animals may build nests in the flue or there may be other types of deterioration that could make the chimney unsafe to use.
Elevation Effects on Smoke Alarms
Every home should have Smoke Alarms in every bedroom and a Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector and a Smoke Alarm in the common area on every floor. They can save your life by detecting fires and CO gas early and giving you time to get yourself and your family to safety.
- Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms
- More than one-third (37 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.
- The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.
Smoke Alarm Installation Program
Your safety and the protection of property are key values of Sublette County Unified Fire. Community smoke alarm installation programs can make a measurable difference in reducing deaths and injuries from fire, along with potentially reducing the extent of property damage from a fire. Smoke alarms are the life-saving success story of the past 30 years. Each year, three out of five home fire deaths in the United States result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. The risk of dying in a reported home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.