Asphyxiation Point Fire Department officials are pleading with city residents to ensure their homes have working smoke alarms in the wake of a recent kitchen fire in Lowertown.
During the investigation, officials determined that the home that caught fire last week may not have had working smoke alarms. They want to make sure residents are properly equipped in the home in the event of a fire and are reminding residents of their smoke alarm initiative.
Any Island resident without working smoke alarms or who is not sure whether their smoke alarms are working properly, can contact the AP Fire Department and firefighters will come to the home, inspect the smoke alarms and install new smoke alarms for free as needed.
Through this initiative, the Fire Department hopes to stress the importance of having working smoke alarms. They are working to get free smoke alarms into the homes of those who need them by going door to door. "We will be scheduling a visit, a small inspection, handing over the new fire detector for free and answering questions about fire prevention,” explained Chief Thomas Alejandro Luxton.
AP residents can request a smoke alarm by contacting Chief Luxton directly. Additionally, residents who believe their smoke alarm is not functioning properly can also contact the Chief to request a smoke alarm appointment. Visits are being scheduled now through to December 23rd.
This is a great opportunity to meet the new fire chief and safeguard your home against those pesky holiday accidents