Across the state, fire crews will be canvassing neighborhoods and installing free smoke alarms on Saturday morning. The statewide initiative is organized by the Office of the State Fire Marshall in hopes of reducing home fire deaths.
In our community, Greenville Fire and Rescue will be doing their part in the Hillsdale neighborhood and homes on Sunset Avenue. Crews will be installing nearly 60 smoke alarms free of charge and replacing batteries in alarms that need it.
This will be the first time the initiative will be performed across the state on the same day.
“We’ve had 91 home fire deaths in North Carolina alone since the beginning of 2018,” said Rebekah Thurston, “That’s more than we had all year last year.”
If you would like a free alarm installed in your home you should contact your local town’s fire department.