State agency handing out free smoke alarms

Firefighter installs smoke alarm.          Flickr RedCrossNewJersey

Firefighter installs smoke alarm. Flickr RedCrossNewJersey

The Watertown Fire Department has also partnered with a local Home Depot to provide smoke alarms if they discover a lack of functioning smoke alarms when they are out on a call.

The Northern Utah Chapter of the Red Cross in partnership the Ogden Fire Department has a goal to install 1,000 free smoke alarms in a single day.

Here again is an update on the program from Everett Fire Marshal's office...

"Tragically, most deadly fires happen at night, when people are sleeping", said Fire Marshal LeRoy McNulty.

"Smoke alarms are the most effective tool we have to alert people and give them the best chance of escaping the home".

Deputy fire marshals delivered 204 alarms in Starkville and Oktibbeha County.

It's only fair to share.

"In the last 10 years, Oktibbeha County has had 21 fire deaths", Davis said.

The smoke alarms being distributed have specially-made batteries that only fit in the smoke alarms, so they can not be used to replace batteries in other appliances.

There have been 16 fire-related deaths in 2017, ten of which were in buildings without operating smoke alarms.

A man has been rescued after a neighbour raised the alarm about a fire in his house in Banbury.

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