2 minute Public Service Announcement from GRFD
GRFD PROVIDES HOME OWNERS FREE SMOKE ALARMS
FREE SMOKE ALARMS
The Grand Rapids Fire Department has been providing free smoke alarms for home owners in the Grand Rapids area for the last four years through their Residential Safety Program (RSP). The program is federally-funded via FEMA and created to provide a preventive approach towards reducing the potential for major damages to property, as well as saving lives.
One of the first of its kind in the country, the RSP initiates an appointment with the home owner, schedules a crew from the closest fire department in the respective area to remove all obsolete alarms and install new, 10-year lithium battery operated alarms in all the major areas of the home including downstairs, basement, each bedroom and the adjoining hallway. Typically, the average home requires 6-8 alarms to cover all the main quarters within a residence. If the home is larger or designed in a manner that require more alarms, the fire crew will install all the necessary detectors without charge. The entire process typically takes only 25 minutes for both smoke alarm installation and home safety assessment.
Contact 311 to schedule your appointment or 456-3900 for additional information regarding getting your free smoke alarms .
Careless use of cooking equipment, usually a range or stovetop,is the leading cause of home fires and home-fire injuries in the United States. ALWAYS have someone watching the stove!