Norwalk Fire Dept. Gives Out Smoke Alarms

Posted on 05/01/2012

By ALISSA SMITH


The Norwalk Fire Department has been giving residents donated smoke alarms for their homes. Seventy-five alarms have been donated by alarm manufacturer First Alert.
Photo credit: Photo by Nancy Chapman

NORWALK, Conn. – More than 200 smoke alarms have been donated to the Norwalk Fire Department, including 75 from smoke detector manufacturer First Alert.

In the past, the fire department received grants to purchase smoke alarms and give them to resident for their homes. However, as the funding slowed, the department asked local businesses and residents for help.

First Alert donated the alarms as part of their support for the burn awareness outreach promoted by the documentary film Trial by Fire: Lives Re-Forged. First Alert has donated over 1,500 detectors to Connecticut fire departments through its commitment to the film’s fire safety message. It donated 1,000 alarms in Stamford following the tragic Christmas fire. First Alert is also offering a 20 percent discount on all online merchandise at firstalertstore.com (enter the discount code TrialByFire at checkout).

“All homes should have working smoke alarms,” said Norwalk Fire Marshal Glenn Iannaccone. “This donation will help protect lives and property in our community. Working smoke alarms double the chance of surviving a home fire,” Iannaccone added.

For more information about obtaining a free smoke alarm and/or any home safety questions, call 203-854-0240. For information about making a donation, call 203-854-0238.