Each year, the Casa Grande Fire Department along with volunteers help families stay safe by going door-to-door in selected neighborhoods offering free inspections of home smoke alarms, replacing batteries, and installing new smoke alarms. This year we will be in the community south of Florence Blvd. and in between N. Brown Avenue and Avenue A.
The Casa Grande Fire Department is looking for volunteers to help with the Annual Smoke Alarm Installation Program on January 26 to reach over 500 homes. Join us in this life-saving program. No experience necessary! It’s fun, fast and a fantastic way to give back to your community.
To become a volunteer for the event it is recommended that you complete the application prior to January 23rd. Large groups will be broken down into teams of 3-4 for installation.
What can volunteers expect?
- Volunteers will be organized into teams of 3 – 4 individuals (or build your own team).
- Volunteers will receive training on how and where to install smoke alarms.
- Each group will be given a section of homes where smoke alarms are to be installed.
- Volunteers are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes and comfortable clothing for walking outdoors (about 2 hours per section).
- Beverages, snacks and lunch will be provided.
- Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt.
Please contact the Casa Grande Fire Department at (520) 421-8777 for any questions, comments or concerns. Click here for more information on Smoke Alarm Safety.
Some eye-opening facts:
- The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports death rates are much higher in fires in which a smoke alarm is present but did not operate than in home fires with no smoke alarms at all.
- Smoke alarms save lives. 3 of every 5 home fire deaths resulted from fires where there was no smoke alarm installed or no working alarm in the home. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half.