Fire District 1 crews distribute alarms and batteries on Smoke Alarm Saturday

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Snohomish County Fire District 1 crews installed more than 60 free smoke alarms and distributed more than 670 free batteries on Nov. 6 as part of Smoke Alarm Saturday, a countywide event sponsored by the Snohomish County Fire Prevention Association.

We know smoke alarms save lives by providing the early warning you need to escape a fire, said Deputy Chief Steve Sherman of Snohomish County Fire District 1s Fire Prevention Division. We participated in Smoke Alarm Saturday to remind citizens of the importance of having smoke alarms their homes and to educate them on how to maintaining their smoke alarms in good working order.

Fire District 1 firefighters installed 61 alarms and 28 batteries as they went door-to-door in neighborhoods near Edmonds Fire Station 16, Mountlake Terrace Fire Station 19 and Hilton Lake Fire Station 12 (east of Everett); and in two mobile home parks north of Lynnwood: Lake Stickney Mobile Home Park and Carriage Club Estates Mobile Home Park.

That same day firefighters also handed out smoke alarm information and more than 670 free batteries outside grocery stores to encourage citizens to change their smoke alarm batteries as they changed their clocks from Daylight Saving Time. The batteries were provided to Fire District 1 free of charge through a partnership of Energizer Batteries and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

Free smoke alarm assistance and installation is available by appointment in Fire District 1s service area, which includes unincorporated areas of south Snohomish County, Brier, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace and Woodway. To schedule an appointment in the Fire District 1 service area, email PublicEducators@firedistrict1.org or call Kim Schroeder, (425) 551-1254.

Keith Bien and Pirie Hart of Snohomish County Fire District 1 install a smoke alarm for an Edmonds homeowner during Smoke Alarm Saturday on Nov. 6. Firefighters were also outside grocery stores that day handing out free smoke alarm batteries and information encouraging citizens to change their smoke alarm batteries when they changed their clock from Daylight Saving Time.

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