Making sure the community knows they are on their side when it comes to fire prevention. That’s what Kinston Fire-Rescue along with the American Red Cross is doing this weekend.
Volunteers and Firefighters are teaming up to help install smoke detectors in the homes of people who live in the Mitchell Town Area. This is the second Sound the Alarm event that Kinston Fire-Rescue has held this year.
s road in fire trucks and educated people on fire safety as Fire-Rescue members installed the free smoke detectors.
“If we can get out the message to ah you know to stay safe in your home to be able to evacuate from the home then we are doing our due diligence,” said William Barss, Administration Captain, Kinston Fire-Rescue
“It’s just basically giving us an opportunity as the fire department to let our community know that we are here in all kinds of ways. Not just from the standpoint of seeing us at a red light going to a fire” Said Damien Locklear, Fire Chief, Kinston Fire-Rescue
Their goal is to use this project as a way to collect data in areas that may be prone to fires. Last year they installed over 100 smoke detectors and this year they hope to meet that same goal.