Farmington hardware store, command officers donate smoke alarms

Donations from Alexander’s True Value Hardware in Farmington and the Farmington Command Officer’s Association of Michigan made possible the recent purchase of 96 smoke alarms for Farmington residents who need one.

Farmington Public Safety smoke alarm donation
From left, Tim Alexander, the owner of Alexander’s True Value Hardware located at 9 Mile Road and Farmington Road, and Farmington Public Safety Department Fire Marshal Reggie Madeline are pictured with one of the 96 donated smoke alarms. (Farmington Public Safety)

According to Farmington Public Safety Department Fire Marshal Reggie Madeline, smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. Roughly three out of five fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or alarms that are not working. Smoke alarms should be installed inside of every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home.

The alarms are available on a first-come-first-served basis at the Farmington Public Safety Department, 23600 Liberty St., 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To learn more, call Madeline, 248-474-5500, ext. 2241.

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