The Salisbury Fire Department partnered with local organizations to host a smoke alarm canvassing event prompted by the fire fatality of two children in December in the 800 Block of South Church Street. Members of the City of Salisbury Human Resources Department, City of Salisbury Code Enforcement, American Red Cross, & Paul Davis Restoration gathered Saturday, April 15, to distribute and install free smoke alarms to 85 homes in the areas of South Church Street, Jackson Street, Chestnut Street, and McCubbins Street.
“We visited the neighborhoods to inform residents about the campaign, provide information and in some cases smoke detectors,” said Terry Smith, Salisbury Fire Marshal. “The volunteer partners canvassed the neighborhood in search of homes that lack smoke alarms or that have alarms that no longer work. Our goal is to prevent fire deaths and working smoke alarms are key to home fire escape plans.”