SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Residents in Lake Mary received free smoke alarms thanks to a community outreach program run by Seminole County.
More than 30 community outreach personnel from Seminole County Fire Rescue, Lake Mary Fire Department, and the American Red Cross went door to door handing out free alarms to area residents.
The smoke alarm installation outreach is made possible thanks to a nearly $178,000 federal grant from the Department of Homeland Security.
Friday’s free alarm distribution mainly targeted neighborhoods with homes built before 2000.
That is because the average smoke alarm lifespan is 10 years.
This year alone Seminole County Fire Rescue has distributed and installed more than 1,000 smoke alarms.
Seminole County residents can request a free smoke alarm here.