As we previously reported, Snohomish County Fire District 1 was out in the community on October 31 for “Smoke Alarm Saturday”, a countywide event sponsored by the Snohomish County Fire Prevention Association.
Firefighters also handed out information at local businesses, including Rogers Market and D & D Meats in Mountlake Terrace, encouraging citizens to change smoke alarm batteries as they changed their clocks from Daylight Savings Time on Sunday.
Mt. View Villa was one of three neighborhoods firefighters visited on Smoke Alarm Saturday. Crews also installed free smoke alarms at Serene Terrace Mobile Home Park north of Lynnwood and in a neighborhood south of Everett near McCollum Park. In all three neighborhoods, crews installed a total of 93 smoke alarms and 20 smoke alarm batteries.
“We know smoke alarms save lives by providing the early warning you need to escape a fire. We want to spread the word and make sure everyone has access to this lifesaving technology,” said Steve Sherman, Fire District 1 Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention.
Free smoke alarm installation is available by appointment in Fire District 1’s service area, which includes unincorporated areas of south Snohomish County and the cities of Mountlake Terrace and Brier. To schedule an appointment in the Fire District 1 service area, email PublicEducators@firedistrict1.org or call Tina Delisle, (425) 551-1250, or Kim Schroeder, (425) 551-1254.