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Neighbors who live in the North Central neighborhood, in the area between Lafayette Avenue and the Kalamazoo River, may see city fire crews this week. Our Battle Creek Fire Department will knock on doors at about 75 homes to install 🚨FREE🚨 smoke detectors for those who need them. Fire crews also will offer general safety tips and answer any questions our neighbors might have for them.
This focused outreach is in response to the tragic home fire on Hamblin Avenue last week. Fire crews want to install smoke detectors in the neighborhood around this home, and educate the community about the fact that alarms not only save lives, but also reduce property damage, and make fire fighting safer for our crews. This is the first outreach opportunity planned in an ongoing campaign to provide smoke detectors and help proactively protect our community.
Going forward, the Fire Department plans to hold similar outreach efforts in neighborhoods where a fire has happened.
Again, the installation of smoke detectors is free, and neighbors don't need to provide a thing -- our crews bring their own tools and ladders for installation. They will install smoke alarms whether you own or rent your home. For those who aren't home at the time, crews will leave a door hanger -- pictured here -- and you can call back for an appointment, if you need smoke alarms in your home.
Anyone who lives within Battle Creek city limits can call the Fire Department anytime and request smoke alarms. Call the Fire team at 269-966-3519 for more information.