It’s Fire Prevention Week, so check those smoke alarms

Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Sarah Erickson

TUSCALOOSA–It’s National Fire Prevention Week, and Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue is ensuring residents are armed with the proper tools and up-to-date knowledge.

What’s most important? Having working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

This year’s theme is Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety, said Tuscaloosa Fire and Life Safety Educator Holly Whigham.

“If there is a beep or a chirp coming from one of those alarms in your home, it’s important to know the difference because it could save you, your home and your family,” she said.

On Thursday, Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue is hosting a Smoke Alarm Blitz in the Circlewood neighborhood.

Beginning at 2 p.m., they’ll be going door-to-door and checking homes for smoke alarms. If there’s not a working alarm, they’ll install one for free.

If you don’t live in Circlewood and would like assistance installing a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector, you can call 311 in the Tuscaloosa area, or call your local fire department.

Be sure to follow Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue on social media for other helpful tips throughout the week.

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