Thursday, May 12, 2022

Sound the Alarm

City, Red Cross to offer free smoke detectors

Free smoke alarms will be available to Romulus residents during a special event at Metro Commons May 24 as part of the Red Cross Sound the Alarm effort.

Romulus Mayor Robert McCraight said that during the event, volunteers will be going door to door in the city to install smoke alarms at no cost to residents. For more information, he suggested visiting the Red Cross website. 

The effort is part of the celebration of Public Safety Awareness Month celebrated in April. As part of the month-long activities, the Romulus Fire Department hosted a Facebook Livestream with Red Cross volunteer Janie Barner and Fire Chief Kevin Krause to discuss fire safety and the importance of smoke detectors.

Barner is a volunteer with the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, which launched in 2014 to draw awareness to the many home fires the Red Cross responds to as part of its disaster relief efforts. As part of the Home Fire Campaign, the Red Cross partners with local fire departments-like the Romulus Fire Department-to ensure that residents have working smoke detectors in their homes.

Residents with questions for the Romulus Fire Department can visit the city website,  call (734) 941-8585 or “like” Romulus Firefighters on Facebook.