Fairfield Fire Department distributes free smoke detectors

By From page A3 | March 20, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A federal Fire Prevention and Safety grant awarded the Fairfield Fire Department allows the city to buy and distribute smoke detectors to residents without the devices.

Detectors come with 10-year batteries.

“It is usually the smoke, not the fire, that overcomes people during a fire event,” Fire Chief Tony Velasquez said in a release. “Getting these detectors into the homes of our residents who need them will surely help with early notification of fires, and possibly save lives.”

The firefighters made the first of these smoke detectors available through the Senior Home Assistance Repair Event during the fall, the city said. Residents can stop by Fire Administration from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 1200 Kentucky St. to pick up a device.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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