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VAIL, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

This is not a question on everyone's mind, but when was the last time you checked the battery in the smoke alarm? 

If it has been a while, now might be a good time to check them.  According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 75 percent of all deadly house fires happen because there is not a smoke alarm in the house, or it was not working properly. 

The Rincon Valley Fire Department is hoping to change those numbers in its area, with a little help from a new grant, which has allowed them to purchase 1,500 dual sensor smoke alarms.

RVFD recently looked over its records and found that the majority of fires it was responding to were in mobile homes, adding to this number was the fact that most mobile homes did not have a working smoke alarm.  Officials at RVFD began a push to have two smoke alarms installed in those homes, and to date have installed 700 smoke alarms, as well as conducted more than 100 home safety inspections – for free.

Each of the new smoke alarms, purchased by RVFD with funds from a FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety grant and donation from Rosemont Copper, has a ten year lithium battery.

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