Firefighters install 110 free smoke alarms

Snohomish County Fire District 1 crews installed 110 free smoke alarms and replaced 32 smoke alarm batteries March 13 as part of Smoke Alarm Saturday, a countywide event sponsored by the Snohomish County Fire Prevention Association.

Fire District 1 firefighters installed the free alarms and batteries as they went door-to-door at three mobile home parks — Meridian Village and Mariner Village south of Everett and Ridge Acres in Edmonds — and neighborhoods in Mountlake Terrace, Lake Serene and Hilton Lake. Firefighters also handed out information at local businesses encouraging citizens to change (or check 10-year lifetime) smoke alarm batteries as they changed their clocks to Daylight-saving Time.

“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, a deputy chief with Snohomish County Fire District 1.

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 Brier, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace and the town of Woodway. To schedule an appointment in the Fire District 1 service area, email or call Kim Schroeder, (425) 551-1254.

Larry Slough and Nick Gero install a smoke alarm in a Mountlake Terrace home on Smoke Alarm Saturday. During the March 13 event, Snohomish County Fire District 1 crews installed 110 free smoke alarms in five neighborhoods.

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