Redmond Fire to offer free home safety assessments and smoke alarm installations
March 12, 2013 · Updated 5:22 PM
The grant provides resources for 2,500 smoke alarms, 15 hearing-impaired smoke alarms and 1,000 home-safety assessments for families located within the RFD response area.
Through this grant, RFD will be able to provide educational home-safety assessments, which consist of testing and installing smoke alarms, identifying potential fire and safety hazards, educating residents how to prevent cooking fires and helping them create an escape plan.
The smoke alarm installations and safety assessments are free to Redmond residents and are conducted by RFD personnel.
Residents may benefit from this service if they don't have working smoke alarms in each sleeping area and on each level of their home or if they would appreciate assistance in creating a fire escape plan. This service will also identify potential fire hazard risks in homes. Although this grant targets multi-family buildings (including apartments and condominiums that do not have fire sprinkler systems), this service is also available to residents in single family homes.
"Home fire-safety assessments, regularly practiced fire drills and working smoke alarms are essential for your family's safety," said Redmond Assistant Fire Marshal Todd Short. "Let Redmond Fire help keep you and your family safe by conducting a free 20-30 minute home safety assessment and smoke alarm tests."
For more information about how to have Redmond Fire conduct an informational home safety assessment with smoke alarm installation, call (425) 556-2264 or email Kristen Thorstenson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assessments will be scheduled by appointment only.