5 days ago
Smoke alarm blitz
today b shift canvassed the carla dr area in the city of morrow to check and install smoke alarms. on tuesday this same crew responded to a residential structure fire on this street. the two occupants were sleeping when the fire began around 0945 hrs. they had no idea a fire was raging in a spare bedroom. there were no working smoke alarms in this home and they very narrowly escaped, literally with only what they were wearing. a working smoke alarm would have detected smoke and sounded to warn them within typically 30-60 seconds.
this led chief swint to question how many other residents on carla dr were in need of smoke alarms. we surveyed about 35 homes using firefighters and administrative staff. this community is very diverse and we are very fortunate to have multi-lingual firefighters to communicate in vietnamese, cambodian, and spanish. 19 smoke alarms were installed and 12 flyers were left at homes where no one answered the door. firefighters will return to assist those residents once they contact us.
all residents were left with fire safety information in their language and peace of mind knowing they have working smoke alarms and fire safe. one fire safety discussion even took place over the ring doorbell camera. follow-up arrangements were made for next week for this resident.
if you need assistance with checking your smoke alarm, or you feel you may need additional smoke alarms, please contact the morrow fire department @
770-961-4008 or reach out to us via pm (personal message) on instagram!
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