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Morganfield Fire Department and The American Red Cross Announce its Home Fire Safety Campaign.

Morganfield Fire Department and The American Red Cross Announce its Home Fire Safety Campaign.

WMSK Staff

March 6th, 2017

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The Morganfield Fire Department, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is proud to announce its Home Fire Safety Campaign for City of Morganfield residents. The campaign includes: checking existing smoke alarms for proper operation and/or installing new smoke alarms when needed; and discussing fire safety tips with residents. There is no charge to the resident/property owner for this service.

We have witnessed tragic home fires right here in our community, but there are simple steps every household can take right now to help save lives in the future. If someone doesn’t have smoke alarms they should be installed. At a minimum, put one alarm on every level of the home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Also, if someone does have alarms, tests should be performed. If they don’t work, replace them. If alarms are more than 10 years old, they should be replaced.

The Red Cross and the Morganfield Fire Department will provide the alarms, no maintenance batteries, and installation, free of charge, for any Morganfield resident that requests them .Morganfield Firefighters and volunteers will ensure they are properly installed and will offer safety training and assist with the creation of an escape plan customized to each home.

This is cheap insurance. The goal of the Red Cross and the Morganfield Fire Department is to make each home as fire safe as possible.Seven people die every day from a home fire, and 36 people suffer injuries from a home fire, according to the American Red Cross website. Over $7 billion in property damage happens every year, as a result of home fires.

To schedule an inspection and/or installation please call the Morganfield Fire Department at (270) 389-4357. Callers will be asked their address, contact information and number of bedrooms in their homes. Someone will follow up shortly to schedule an appointment.

Rick Millikan

Fire Chief
City of Morganfield

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