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  • Smoke Detectors Available at County Fire Stations

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    March 10, 2021
    Smoke Detectors Available at County Fire Stations
     
    FAYETTEVILLE – About 1,000 smoke detectors are available for Cumberland County residents free of charge.
     
    Cumberland County Emergency Services received a $5,000 donation from The Hartford Insurance Group’s Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program. Emergency Services also partnered with the Cumberland County Fire Chiefs’ Association and requested a donation of nearly $5,000 for additional smoke alarms.
     
    Emergency Services used the funds to purchase the alarms, which have been distributed to 19 volunteer fire departments. Firefighters from the departments will even install the life-saving devices in homes.
     
    “We just want to ensure that everyone has a good and working smoke alarm and that no fatalities occur,” said Cumberland County Fire Marshal Kevin Lowther.
     
    Residents can request a smoke detector for their home by contacting the volunteer fire station in their district. To find the closest one, visit co.cumberland.nc.us/emergencyservices/fire-marshal and use the Fire Station Lookup tool, then call the station to schedule a day and time to have a smoke alarm installed.
     
    During installations, fire crews will complete a home safety risk assessment form by doing an interior and exterior inspection and ensuring the resident has an evacuation and disaster preparedness plan in case of an emergency.
     
    For more information about Emergency Services, visit co.cumberland.nc.us/emergencyservices or their Facebook page.

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    Contact:
    Gene Booth, Emergency Services Director
    (910) 321-6736