'Time and again, I’ve seen the life-saving impact smoke alarms can have in a home fire' - Albuquerque Fire Chief David Downey
Get up to Three smoke alarms per household
BY ABQ FREE PRESS WEEKLY STAFF
For the second year in a row, the Albuquerque Fire Department and Bernalillo County Fire Department are partnering to distribute free smoke alarms to city and county residents. During this community risk reduction project, the two departments will distribute two free smoke alarms per household while supplies last.
Albuquerque homeowners can pick up smoke alarms at the Fire Marshal’s Office located at 724 Silver Ave. SW during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bernalillo County homeowners can go to bernco.gov/fire or call 505-468-7777 to fill out an application.
Smoke alarms will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis during the month of October until supplies are exhausted.
“Time and again, I’ve seen the life-saving impact smoke alarms can have in a home fire, but I’ve also seen the tragedy that can result when smoke alarms aren’t working properly,” said Albuquerque Fire Chief David Downey. “That’s why we’re making a concerted effort to educate Albuquerque and Bernalillo County residents about the overall importance of smoke alarms, and that they do have a life limit.”
Fire officials urge homeowners to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.