From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
CENTER POINT — The Center Point Fire District has announced a campaign that it’s taking part in to help get smoke detectors in more homes. “Save-A-Life”, according to the district, is “smoke alarm drive” where citizens can sign up for free smoke detectors and have them installed by volunteers, also free of charge.
“The safety of our community is paramount to us here at Center Point Fire District,” said Fire Marshall Brandon Self. “We take that responsibility very seriously. The Save-A-Life Smoke Alarm Campaign that we are kicking off, starting in Robinwood Saturday, is part of that commitment. I’m very excited about this. Our plan is for this drive to be the first of many expanding into other areas.”
On March 10, firefighters from the district will be present at the Robinwood community along with Tarrant Fire and Rescue and their partners. There will be a sign-up location at the entrance of the community on 3rd Avenue off of Pinson Valley Parkway where people can sign up for a free detector.
More than 500 alarms were given to the State of Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office by private donors. The Fire Marshall’s Office is distributing alarms to local stations.
“We are very grateful to the private contributors, the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Alabama Fire College for providing the resource of the smoke alarms,” said Self.
Sign-up will be held at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.