Free Smoke Alarms
If you do not have a smoke alarm in your residence, or your smoke alarm is 10 years old or older, please call 251-626-8876 to arrange having a new smoke alarm installed FREE of charge.
Alabama Smoke Alarm Initiative
Alabama ranks among the top 10 states in terms of fire deaths and injuries. The Alabama Smoke Alarm Initiative (ASAI) was created to reduce these incidences by reaching at-risk communities with home fire safety education and by installing smoke alarms at no cost to homeowners. Communities considered to be at-risk are those with high fire fatality rates, high poverty rates, and low populations.
The ASAI partners with local fire departments in high-risk areas to implement the Initiative. Fire departments chosen to participate agree to conduct door-to-door home visits in its fire service area in order to provide home fire safety education and to install free smoke alarms.
Program volunteers emphasize home fire safety by teaching residents the importance of creating a family fire escape plan and designating a safe place to meet outside. The volunteers also teach residents about smoke alarm installation, maintenance, and testing.
Since October of 2001, the ASAI has worked with 36 fire departments in 21 Alabama counties, and in 2005, it was recognized with the “Billie Gilliland Exceptional Contribution to Rural Accident Prevention Award.”
Firefighters and volunteers from the selected communities have provided in-home fire safety education to more than 8,000 households. As of March 1, 2010, more than 8,000 smoke alarms have been installed and 77 lives have been saved.
This initiative is administered by the Alabama Department of Public Health, in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal’s Office. It is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Through a partnership with Hughes Funeral Home we accept worn, damaged or retired American Flags that are due for proper disposal. Hughes Funeral Homes uses the flags to honor a veteran’s service by including the flag in the cremation process. You may drop off American Flags at Fire Station 1 any time between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Sunday.
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