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The Danvers Fire Department strongly recommends installing a Knox Box at the front entrance to all businesses. Having this in place assures that the fire department will be able to gain access to the building/business during an emergency, without doing additional damage to the building. These knox boxes may be purchased at the Knox Box Site.
Please contact the Fire Prevention Office to review the location and installation of the key box before installation.
Home fire extinguishers may be disposed of in your regular trash once the pressure in the canister has been released. Consider this an opportunity to train and familiarize yourself in the use of a portable fire extinguisher. In an outside, open area, release the contents of the extinguisher using the acronym PASS:
Once you have expelled all of the contents of the extinguisher and the cylinder is not charged it may be thrown away into the regular trash. If you are not comfortable with expelling the agent, the extinguishers may be brought to the fire department for disposal.
Select this link to review Kidde Fire Extinguisher recalled November 2, 2017. Fire Extinguisher Recall
The two types of smoke detectors are ionization and photoelectric detectors. Ionization smoke detectors contain a very minute amount of radioactive material known as Americium 241. Photoelectric-type smoke detectors do not contain any radioactive material. The amount of radioactive material contained in ionization smoke detectors is so small it does not pose a risk to human health. If the detector contains radioactive material, it is required by law to have a warning label on the body of the detector. Look for the label on the back of the detector facing the mounting base. For this reason, smoke detectors containing radioactive material should be returned to the manufacturer for disposal.
When returning a detector to the manufacturer, include a note indicating the detector is to be disposed of, and mail it to the address listed on the back of the detector. The following smoke detector manufacturers/distributors will take back their smoke detectors:
American Sensors/Dicon Global