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Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-280-0694
Media Information Line: 703-324-3000

News Release 09-74
Date: October 26, 2009

Firefighters Check Neighborhoods for Working Smoke Alarms

On Saturday, October 31, 2009, from 9 a.m. to Noon, firefighters will canvas homes in selected neighborhoods throughout Fairfax County checking for working smoke alarms. Firefighters continue to take a proactive approach to fire safety by ensuring residents have working smoke alarms in their homes.

This initiative was made possible by a grant from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs to Fairfax County as recipients of the "Get Alarmed" program. Smoke alarms play a vital role in reducing deaths and injuries from fire and have contributed to an almost 50 percent decrease in fire deaths since the late 1970s. Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms save lives and protect against injury and property loss due to fire.

For more information, please contact Captain Willie F. Bailey, Public Affairs and Life Safety Education, at 703-246-3801.

For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger,
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
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services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.
4100 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

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