In light of the recent sad story for a terrible fire in Harrisburg today, I hope people take advantage of this this great offer from Carlisle Fire Department. The story is from the Sentinel.
The Carlisle Fire Department is once again offering free smoke detectors and installation services to households in the borough.
The program, which is designed to target those homes where smoke detectors are either non-existent or no longer operational, was made possible through donations from television station WHTM and Kidde Fire Systems, a news release from the borough says.
Statistical data shows that 65 percent of household fire deaths occur in homes where smoke alarms are either not installed or non-functional.
Citizens are reminded that smoke alarms are an important part of any home fire escape plan. Smoke alarms should be installed in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
The alarms should be positioned high on a wall or on a ceiling depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Batteries should be replaced at least once a year and tested on a monthly basis.
“When maintained and functioning properly, smoke detectors are lifesaving devices that can alert and provide homeowners the precious seconds necessary to escape injury or even death. Our goal is to promote and educate citizens on fire safety,” said Fire Chief Tom Murray.
To request their free smoke detectors residents are asked to contact either Union Fire Company at 243-2123 or Carlisle Fire & Rescue Services at 243-2124.
The fire department is also offering free installation services when necessary or requested by the elderly or handicapped community.