Smoke Alarms Save Lives
2/3 of all homes in the United States are still without a working smoke alarm, the Warren County Fire and Rescue Department provides free smoke detectors to low income families in an effort to reduce the loss of life in our community. Personnel from the department and other volunteers can install these detectors at no cost to the citizens. Anyone interested in receiving, donating or installing smoke detectors, may contact the fire administration office at (540) 636-3830 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for free smoke alarms for your home, fill out our Smoke Alarm Program Application and return it to us by mail, email, or fax (540) 636-9986.
Smoke Detectors in the Home
Living in a home without smoke detectors is risky business!
When fire occurs in your home, your chances for survival are two times better when smoke detectors are present than when they are not.
Smoke detectors, when properly installed and maintained (following the manufacturer's directions), provide early warning when fires occur. Early warning increases your chances for survival and allows the fire department to save more of your property.
In support of smoke detector effectiveness, many cities and states have laws requiring the installation of smoke detectors in dwellings. Check with your local fire department or State Fire Marshal for further information.
Time is crucial. Most fatal fires occur between midnight and 8 a.m. Many fire victims die in their sleep from breathing smoke and toxic fire gases. When your smoke detector sounds, you may have 2-1/2 minutes or less to escape. Develop and Practice a Home Escape Plan.
Installation of smoke detectors
Help save your life and property from fire