Tyler Fire Department begins 2012 Smoke Alarm Campaign
POSTED: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 1:36pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 1:36pm
The Tyler Fire Department, in conjunction with the Rotary Clubs of Tyler, will kick off this year’s Smoke Alarm Campaign on Saturday, Feb 25, 2012.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. In addition, statistics show that having an operable smoke alarm in your home decreases the chances of dying in a fire by approximately fifty percent.
Residents meeting the following criteria will be eligible to receive a new smoke alarm:
Live in the City of Tyler, Texas; and,
Own and occupy their home.
“While the primary goal of this campaign is to install smoke alarms in homes that don’t already have them, we also hope to educate homeowners and residents on the importance of maintaining these devices,” explained Tyler Fire Chief Tim Johnson. “As part of this program, the Fire Department hopes to raise awareness and increase the number of these life-saving devices in our community.”
In November of 2011, the three Rotary Clubs in Tyler donated funds to help support this effort. The Rotary Club of Tyler, South Tyler Rotary, and the Tyler Sunrise Rotary Clubs each donated $2,000 to go toward the purchase of smoke alarms. This year, we will be designating certain days throughout the year to perform the installations. Representatives with the Rotary Clubs, along with members of the Tyler Fire Department will lead this effort.
This program is part of the Tyler Fire Department’s overall effort to highlight the importance of fire safety and prevention. For more information, or to have your name added to the list for the February installation date, please contact the Tyler Fire Marshal’s Office at (903) 535-0007.