From Racine County Eye:
By Heather Asiyanbi in Community · June 23, 2016 · No comments
"The City of Racine Fire Department is making available to city residents free smoke detectors to help families stay safe.
"Through a $54,848 grant from the Department of Homeland Security and
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), RFD will go door-to-door
talking with residents in lower income neighborhoods about fire safety
and offering to install a free smoke alarm.
"The Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation
(PFFWCF) is partnering with the Wisconsin Smoke Alarm Fire Education
Committee and fire departments across Wisconsin to install 3,600 smoke
alarms in homes in low-income areas.
"'One of the greatest risk factors for fire related death is poverty.
For this reason, priority was given to fire departments protecting the
highest number of people living below the poverty level,' a press
release from Racine fire Lt. Scott Sorce reads.
"RFD has 180 smoke alarms ready to go. Residents who live in the City
of Racine and do not have working smoke alarms should call the Racine
Fire Department, Fire Prevention Bureau at (262) 635- 7915."
Read more: http://racinecountyeye.com/free-smoke-detectors-available-city-residents/
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