The Fire Prevention and Safety Grants, administered by the Department of Homeland Security, has awarded the State of Tennessee with a federal grant for 20,000 smoke alarms to be distributed across the state in counties that are ranked the highest in fatal fire deaths.
Thanks to two volunteers from our local fire department we now have a brand new smoke detector installed in our home completely free of charge. This smoke detector has a lithium battery and is good for ten years! We were thrilled when we read about the news in the paper and then read on Facebook that our local Fire department was participating. We signed up right away and they came out the next day to install this, and give us the pamphlets in the top photo.
Check with your local fire department and see if they have any grants to get a new smoke detector in your home.
© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2012.
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