Davenport Fire Department Is Helping Save Lives With “Sound The Alarm” Campaign
The Davenport Fire Department wants to help save the lives of residents throughout the city by joining the "Sound The Alarm" campaign. This campaign is to help raise awareness to residents about checking their smoke alarms and to share fire safety information.
The Davenport Fire Department announced in a press release that they have begun participating in this year’s Sound the Alarm campaign event. This campaign began on April 8th and runs through May 8th.
The Sound The Alarm campaign is in partnership with the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign to help save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that do not have them. While installing the smoke alarms they are educating people about home fire safety.
This will make the third year of partnering with the Quad Cities American Red Cross in the Sound the Alarm Program.
Officials say that the Davenport Fire Department will meet with residents by appointment to install a working smoke alarm and share fire safety information. The press release says that the importance of smoke alarms and early detection is a top priority for the Davenport Fire Department to provide to all residents in Davenport.
The Davenport Fire Department will install smoke detectors for free to ensure that all homes in the City of Davenport have them.
In order to obtain a free smoke alarm, you must meet the following criteria:
- Live in the City of Davenport.
- Be willing to let the DFD install the smoke alarm.
- Must be an owner occupied property (not a rental property).
Officials say that you can help protect your family against home fires by taking two simple steps:
- Practice your escape drill and test your smoke alarms monthly.
- Visit www.SoundTheAlarm.org for more information and to pledge to prepare your family against home fires:
- Create an escape plan with at least two ways to exit every room in your home. Select a meeting spot at a safe distance away from your home, such as your neighbor’s home or landmark like a specific tree in your front yard, where everyone knows to meet.
- Practice your escape plan in non-emergency settings.
- Place smoke alarms on each level of your home, including inside and outside bedrooms and sleeping areas. Change the batteries at least once a year if your model requires it.
- Check the manufacturer’s date of your smoke alarms. If they are 10 years or older, they should be replaced. Follow your alarm manufacturer’s instructions.
For more information, contact Public Education Officer Lt. Zach Soliz at (563) 326-7907.