Fire District 3 receives $10,000 to provide new smoke alarms


Clark County Fire District 3 recently received $10,000 to provide new smoke alarms after they received a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

The grant is part of the more than $69 million the foundation provides to public safety organizations across the nation, stated a news release. 

“We are extremely grateful to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and our local Firehouse Subs in Vancouver for providing us with this grant,” said Clark County Fire District 3 Fire Marshal Chris Drone. “This funding will allow us to provide even greater support and help save lives of residents in case of a fire.” 

The release stated national statistics show the risk of dying in a fire is reduced by half when people have a functional smoke alarm. The fire alarms will be installed for free through Fire District 3’s Community Risk Reduction Program. 

The program reminds residents that smoke alarms should be installed in every bedroom and should also be located outside of each sleeping area and on every level of the home.

All smoke alarms, including hard-wired ones, should be replaced every 10 years as they lose the ability to detect smoke or fire, stated the release.

People are encouraged to test all of their smoke alarms at least once a month and are urged to check the batteries in the devices every time they change their clocks in the fall and spring months.

The district also stated the alarm chirps when the battery is low and should be replaced right away. If the device still chirps, people are encouraged to replace the entire smoke alarm.

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