Firefighters Have Visited 15,000 Homes, Installed 2,500 Smoke Alarms

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Don’t be alarmed if a firefighter shows up at your door.

Every Saturday until Nov. 21, our firefighters are in neighborhoods checking and installing smoke alarms, providing seasonal fire and life safety tips, and offering escape plans for families.

This popular home safety check program began in 2013 and it has been credited with saving lives. In the three years of the program, firefighters have:

  • Visited 15,000 homes
  • Left more than 12,000 safety tip door hangars
  • Educated more than 8,600 residents
  • Installed 2,539 smoke alarms
  • Replaced 887 batteries

To request the installation of a smoke alarm, or a visual smoke alarm for the deaf and hard of hearing, at no cost, please call 703-246-3801, TTY 711. The smoke alarms are provided by a federal grant from the Department of Homeland Security.


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