SMOKE ALARM BLITZ
There have been seven fire deaths in Tuscaloosa County in the last year, and four of those have occurred in the last two months.
Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue is continuing their ten year program Get Alarmed Tuscaloosa, which allows city residents to receive smoke alarm inspections and installations free of charge.
Tuscaloosa Fire Marshal Gene Holcomb says there is no indication the home the two men died inside in the Brookhaven neighborhood last week had a working smoke alarm.
This leads fire rescue to think maybe other homes in the area are without them too, so they are doing what’s called a smoke alarm blitz.
They’ll go door to door Thursday evening from 5:00 until 8:00, offering smoke alarm inspections and installations to those in the neighborhood.