The Richmond Fire Department in partnership with the American Red Cross will provide free smoke alarms to Richmond residents. This campaign is a joint effort to reach out to residents, including older adults, young people, and residents of neighborhoods, who are vulnerable to fire deaths.
Installing smoke alarms in the homes of Richmond residents who do not have smoke alarms will increase their odds of surviving a home fire.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the international nonprofit leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety and official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week, working smoke alarms are the keys to saving lives from fire.
“The Richmond Fire Department’s goal is to make an attempt to ensure every resident has a smoke alarm,” says Eric Govan, Fire Marshal, Fire Prevention Division of the Richmond Fire Department, “Our free smoke alarm program includes educating residents to have a home fire escape plan, so residents know what to do if their smoke alarm sounds.”