The El Paso Fire Department will be going door-to-door to install smoke alarms for free, as a part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
They will go around the neighborhood near Fire Station 28, 10820 McCombs St., in Northeast El Paso, starting at 9 a.m. Firefighters will personally install the free smoke alarms and educate families about fire prevention and fire safety.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, every day seven people die in home fires. The El Paso Fire Department wants to make sure you and your loved ones don’t become a part of that statistic. The Fire Department says they plan to install up to three fire alarms for free in every home.
“It is very important to maintain and upkeep your smoke detectors it is proven that with a working smoke detector you can reduce the risk of death up to 15 percent in your home,” said Juan Acuna with the El Paso Fire Department.
The Fire Department is also teaming up with Animal Services, alongside the American Red Cross and other local groups to offer free pet microchips. Animal Services will also be checking to ensure all existing microchips are updated with current information.
If you don’t live near the area where the smoke walk will be taking place the El Paso Fire Department will still install free smoke detectors to anyone who needs them, you just have to call 311 to ask for these services.