FXFRD Launches “Safety In Our Community” (Firefighters Provide Smoke Alarms to Residents)

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 13-63
Date:  May 31, 2013

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue launches a new countywide community outreach initiative branded "Safety In Our Community" (SIOC), supporting the overarching goal of "preventing the 911 call."

On Friday, June 7, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., Fire Chief Richard Bowers will kick off the initiative at Fire and Rescue Station 40, Fairfax Center, by hosting media representatives, county officials, and asking for their help in pushing out this important safety message to everyone.

The SIOC initiative will begin Saturday, June 8, from 2 to 4 p.m., when firefighters will be in the community checking and installing working smoke alarms and will also provide seasonal fire and life safety tips for residents. If residents are not home, firefighters will leave behind a door hanger with important smoke alarm and fire and life safety information.

The SIOC initiative will continue to be delivered to residents every Saturday afternoon throughout the summer, fall, and spring, with accompanying seasonal safety messages.

To request the installation of a smoke alarm, or a visual smoke alarm for deaf and hard of hearing persons, at no cost, please call 703-246-3801, TTY 711, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr.


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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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