Central Jackson County Fire Protection District (CJCFPD) and the American Red Cross partnered on Saturday, October 19th on a detector blitz in two areas in Blue Springs and Grain Valley, installing 85 smoke alarms. Volunteers replaced old detectors at no cost to the homeowner.
In two separate houses, volunteers encountered smoke alarms from the mid-’70s and mid-’80s. Fire officials recommend all smoke alarms be replaced every 10 years.
Residents who were not located in this years targeted areas but need smoke alarms may call 816-229-9118 and schedule an installation with the CJCFPD Community Risk Reduction Bureau-Fire Division. Residents should note that CJCFPD cannot switch out or replace electric smoke alarms.