Press Release: Contact: Jim Leydon, Communications Director
Springfield Fire Department Begins Scheduling Free Home Safety Checks
Program will Install Free smoke detectors
November 4, 2015 -Springfield, MA- With the assistance of a Fire Prevention and Safety Program Grant the Springfield Fire Department is offering free home safety checks throughout the city.
Residents who sign up for a free home safety check will have fire prevention personnel in their homes providing tips on fire safety which will allow them to identify any behaviors that may be increasing their risk of a fire.
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stated, “I encourage our residents to take advantage of a great opportunity to have our professionals in their homes to improve their safety knowledge as well as to upgrade their detectors.”
The fire prevention personnel will also be installing free 10 year photoelectric smoke detectors in homes that require them to make the home compliant with fire codes (until supplies run out). Additionally, the fire prevention personnel will be installing Stovetop Firestop Extinguishers in a limited number of homes determined to be high risk for a cooking fire.
Springfield Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant stated, “The Springfield Fire Department is committed to the safety and well-being of all the city residents through its Fire Prevention and Education Bureau led by Fire Marshal David Rivera and his dedicated staff. Properly installed and operating smoke detectors are the first line of defense in protecting lives and saving property in the City of Springfield.”
Residents who are interested in scheduling an appointment should call the City’s 3-1-1 Call Center by dialing 3-1-1 from a land-line or by calling 413-736-3111 from a cell phone.