This weekend marks the 50th week of the Fire Department's Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Education Program -- a program that has helped us reach more than 22,000 homes with life-saving fire safety information.
BCoFD station personnel will visit neighborhoods again this weekend, talking to residents about fire safety and specifically about how to install smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. Equipping your home or apartment with these alarms is the single most important fire safety step you can take.
About 3,000 smoke/CO alarms have been distributed through the program to qualifying households. Details about the program are available on our Fire Department web site.
About the Program
This educational initiative—which targets neighborhoods at higher risk from fire and CO-related incidents—is supported by a major grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Fire Prevention and Safety program.