Sensing the burn
Cheney Fire Deparment, Eastern Washington, team up to reduce fire alarm calls
Last updated 12/29/2016 at 8:34am
Cheney Fire Department and Eastern Washington University officials have collaborated on a solution reducing the frequency of fire alarm calls at two university residence halls while also improving students' safety.
That solution boiled down to something as simple as a $50 switch.
Cheney Battalion Chief Ken Johnson said the department routinely responds to fire alarm calls at the university's eight residence halls, only to find the alarm stemmed from smoke generated by a student misusing one of the microwave units located on each floor. Johnson said this typically happens when a student atte...