If you don’t have a working smoke detector and you’re a Warwick resident, you can soon get one for free.
The Warwick Fire Department will be distributing approximately 200 free smoke detectors to residents on Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at its headquarters on Veterans Memorial Drive.
“In a fire, every second counts, and having a working smoke detector in a home will drastically improve the odds of families getting out safely. It’s the number one thing you can do to prevent a tragedy,” Warwick Fire Chief Peter McMichael said. “If this giveaway helps to save even one life, then it’s well worth it.”
The National Fire Protection Association reports that two-third of house fire deaths occur in homes that don’t have working smoke detectors.