Tuscaloosa firefighters will go door-to-door on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. in the Skyland Park neighborhood, making sure residents have working smoke detectors in their homes.
Tuscaloosa Fire Marshal Gene Holcomb says statistics show that having working smoke detectors increases chances of surviving a fire by at least 50 percent. Holcomb says smoke detectors should not be more than 10 years old, and there should be one on each level of a home, outside the sleeping areas and in each sleeping area.
Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue will check smoke detectors or provide and install them for free at anytime. Call Tuscaloosa 311 or your local fire station to schedule an appointment.
Wednesday's Smoke Alarm Blitz in the Skyland Park neighborhood is part of Fire Prevention Week in Tuscaloosa.
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