Huntington residents eligible for free smoke alarms

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The city of Huntington and the Huntington Fire Department have partnered with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office and the American Red Cross to offer free smoke alarms to residents of the Fairfield neighborhood.

The city announced the effort this week.

The agencies will go to multiple homes in the Fairfield neighborhood on June 22 to install the smoke alarms. The Marshall University football team with assist with the installation effort.

“I am proud to see how this multi-agency partnership has come together to improve safety for our residents and reduce the risk of injury from home fires,” Huntington Mayor Steve Williams said in a release. “We also are working with various community stakeholders in Fairfield – City Council members, pastors, schools, community centers, senior centers and community organizations – to help spread the word about this free program.”

Renters and homeowners are eligible for the free smoke alarms. A pre-inspection of residences is not required.

Fairfield residents must register for the program by calling 304-250-9001 or submitting the necessary registration information at https://www.redcross.org/sound-the-alarm.html.





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