County Fire Dept. Installs Smoke Alarms for Elderly Resident

July 29, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page
Porter Webb (right) receives Smoke Alarm (shown above door) from Brian Williams
County Firefighter Brian Williams Installs Smoke Alarm for Porter Webb

"Don't have smoke alarms in your home? There's no excuse now!

The DeKalb County Fire Department has a supply of free smoke alarms available for those who need them. Anyone without working smoke alarms is at high-risk and may be served through this program, especially low income individuals, residents of manufactured/mobile homes, the elderly, and families with young children.

All you have to do is complete a very short survey form and give the fire department your address and phone number. Members of the department will come install the alarms promptly and upon arriving at your home, firefighters will provide you with official identification and will be driving a department vehicle. The fire department does this for your safety and to make sure you are comfortable with whom you are letting in your home.

90 year old Porter Webb, a resident of 311 Jefferson Road, received two smoke alarms Monday afternoon. Brian Williams, Commander of the Main Station of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department, installed the smoke alarms for Mr. Webb. They were placed over the doorways of the living room and a bedroom.

Webb said he is very glad to have the new smoke alarms and is thankful to the county fire department for providing them.

Please call 615-417-3935 or 615-464-7176 to request and schedule your smoke alarm installation. Don't wait, these will go quickly!"

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