In 1960, fire caused the death of 7,645 people in the United States. In 1969, smoke alarms became available to the average American. In 2010, there were 3,120 fire deaths in the United States. Along with public education, stricter building codes, and fire sprinklers, smoke alarms have helped save many lives. There are still far too many people dying from fires. The fire departments of Grand Traverse County have established a five year goal for every home in the County to have at least two working smoke alarms. Smoke alarms save lives.
Teams of firefighters will come to your home and install or replace your current smoke alarms with dual sensor smoke alarms. This program is supported by grants and donations and there is no cost to participants.
Click Here to fill out the appropriate form and then return this to your local fire station or mail to: Grand Traverse Metro Fire Dept. – Administrative, 897 Parsons Road, Traverse City, MI 49686.
Please direct any questions to the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department’s Fire & Life Safety Public Educator’s office-(231)947-3000 Ext. 1234