Chief Mark Klose is pleased to announce that the Rochester Fire Department received 18 donated smoke alarms that will be distributed to residents in need.
The American Red Cross donated the smoke alarms to Rochester Fire, which will carry them on each of its fire trucks and distribute them on an as needed basis.
“Every single home needs to have working smoke detectors, and this donation will help residents and potentially save lives,” Chief Klose said. “We are grateful for the American Red Cross and its support of our department.”
Unlike a separate program made possible by a grant, firefighters will be able to provide the alarms by the Red Cross to any household without working alarms, as long as supplies last.