Flint Fire Department to Distribute Free Smoke Detectors as Part of Fire Prevention Week

FLINT, MI — Events offering fire and building code help for businesses, safety demonstrations for elementary school students and free smoke detectors for Flint residents are among the activities on offer by the Flint Fire Department as part of a series of Fire Prevention Week events.

The department from October 10-14 will host events to promote preparedness before a fire happens and plan what to do if a fire should occur.

The events, which will be held at Flint fire stations around town, coincide with Fire Prevention Week, the second week of October.

“Every family needs a fire action plan that includes what to do, how to get out and where to meet outside the home,” said Carrie Edwards-Clemons, Chief Flint’s acting fire department deputy, in a news release. “The time to make that plan and put it into practice is before a fire happens.”

In addition to private events taking place at Flint-area fire stations and schools throughout the week, the department will also be handing out free smoke detectors, provided by Hartford and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint by through the City’s Building Inspection and Safety Division, to residents of all city fire stations from 4-6 p.m. Friday, October 14.

Residents are encouraged to arrive early to receive smoke detectors as supplies are limited.

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