EFD Installing Free Residential Smoke Alarms

Last modified on August 5th, 2022 at 05:26 pm

Fires can be deadly—especially in homes that don’t have working smoke alarms. Seven times a day, someone in the United States dies in a home fire. About three out of five of these deaths occur in homes lacking smoke alarms, where residents are twice as likely to die in a fire than in homes where working smoke alarms are present.

To help more families gain access to these lifesaving devices, the Elkins Fire Department is providing smoke alarms in homes at no cost to residents, under a grant program of the West Virginia State Fire Marshal. These alarms, which are powered by sealed lithium batteries with a life span of ten years, must be installed by EFD. As part of this program, a database is being created so that new smoke alarms can be distributed to these homes in 10 years, after the current ones reach their end of life.

To schedule your smoke alarm installation, contact the fire station.  Your address and a valid phone number is required to secure your detector.

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