Bella Vista Fire Department Gives Away Free Smoke Alarms

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BELLA VISTA, Ark. (KNWA) — Bella Vista fire fighters spent their morning knocking on doors and handing out free smoke alarms to members of the community.

With the help of the American Red Cross and Bella Vista Lions Club, the entire inventory of detectors was handed out and installed at each location.

Officials said this technology is crucial to every home. Without it, families can face disastrous consequences.

“Most homes in America are burned up within a two minute time frame, so there is less than a two minute window to escape, so the quicker someone can get an alert, the quicker they can get out safely, the more lives we can save,” said Jaison Scott, disaster program manager for American Red Cross. 

The fire department chose Hampstead Road and Lancashire Boulevard for this giveaway.

Fire chief Steve Sims said this location is the oldest in the city and many homes do not have working smoke detectors.

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