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Some Goodyear residents to receive free smoke alarms

Oct 13, 2018, 4:46 AM
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PHOENIX — Residents in an old neighborhood of Goodyear can receive a free smoke alarm on Nov. 3, courtesy of the West Valley city’s fire department.

Goodyear Fire Department has partnered with the Arizona Burn Foundation to go door-to-door in the neighborhood near Western and Central avenues, the area where most homes are over 65 years old.

Smoke alarms retire every 10 years. Goodyear FD and ABF want to ensure the older houses have working alarms.

“The mission of the Goodyear Fire Department is to take care of people,” Goodyear Fire Chief Paul Luizzi said in a press release. “A smoke alarm is a fundamental necessity in a home and we want to make sure that we are reaching out to our community and providing that tool when we are able.”

According to the press release, the fire department and other volunteers will visit 151 homes.

ABF is a non-profit organization established in 1967. The organization started the Community Smoke Alarm Installation Program in 2006 to assist in preventing home fire deaths or burn injuries to children and adults.

Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries because they alert occupants to give them enough time to get out, according to the National Fire Prevention Association.

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