Fire Captain Dustan Murphy of the CC Camp Fire Department would like to announce that the department has been awarded 54 new smoke alarms from the North Carolina Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal.
The fire department will be for canvassing at risk communities to insure that homes have working smoke alarms. The goal is to insure that every level of the home has working smoke alarms and to replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old.
The alarms are being provided by the North Carolina Department of Insurance through a federal fire prevention grant that was awarded to the Office of State Fire Marshal. The goal of this program is to properly install long life, battery-powered smoke alarms in homes that do not have working alarms to protect the lives of local citizens.
CC Camp Fire Department will go door-to-door Oct. 5 and 12, starting in the Little Richmond community to ask residents to allow firefighters into their homes to check their smoke alarms. If any smoke alarms need to be replaced, new alarms will be installed in the proper locations. If no one is home at the time of the visit a notification tag will be left on the front door to notify the