Is it time for your lifesaving change?

Roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms, according to the National Fire Protection Association. A properly maintained smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.

To help save lives and prevent needless injuries, the Olathe Fire Department – along with the Fire Education Association of Kansas and the Fire Marshals Association of Kansas – urges everyone to adopt a simple, lifesaving habit — change your smoke alarm batteries at least once per year. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of March 7

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Thursday, March 10, at 6 p.m. for a special joint annual meeting with the Olathe Board of Education. The meeting is at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd. For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

Olathe receives elite rating for fire protection service

The City of Olathe has attained the highest rating possible for fire protection service according to the Insurance Services Office (ISO), who recently designated Olathe a Class 1 community based on its independent rating system for assessing the quality and effectiveness of municipal fire protection.

ISO’s Public Protection Classification (PPC) program recognizes the efforts of communities to provide fire protection services for citizens and property owners. A community’s investment in fire mitigation is a proven and reliable predicator of future fire losses.  Insurance companies use PPC data to help establish fair premiums for residential and commercial fire insurance.
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