Springfield Fire Department News Releases

Posted on: February 29, 2016

Walmart Neighborhood Market donates $1000 to free smoke alarm program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Fire Department is expanding its free smoke alarm program to ensure families have adequate smoke alarm protection. Smoke alarms more than double a person's chances of surviving a fire. To increase these odds even more, families should have a smoke alarm on every floor and in every bedroom. To ensure every family has this level of protection, the Springfield Fire Department is now installing free alarms on every level and in every sleeping area of homes where alarms are requested. As a result, the Department has more than doubled the number of alarms it has installed over the last 6 months.

To help the Department keep up with the demand, Walmart Neighborhood Market generously donated $1000 to Springfield's free smoke alarm program. The donation allowed the Department to purchase nearly 50 photoelectric smoke alarms with sealed 10-year lithium ion batteries.

"We are so grateful to Walmart Neighborhood Market for this generous donation," said Fire Chief David Hall. "Protecting Springfield families with smoke alarms is important to us and we couldn't do it without the help of donations like this one."

A check presentation will take place Monday afternoon at Historic City Hall. Media are invited to attend.

What: $1000 check presentation from Walmart Neighborhood Market

Where: Historic City Hall - 830 Boonville Ave. in the Fire Department Museum

When: Monday, February 29th at 2:30 pm.

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For more information, contact Cara Erwin at 417-864-1699 or cerwin@springfieldmo.gov.

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