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Seminole County Fire Department & American Red Cross Install Free Smoke Detectors in East Altamonte Community

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June 13, 2022 | FLORIDA DOREEN OVERSTREET, Correspondent
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The Seminole County Fire Department and the American Red Cross of Central Florida recently partnered to install free smoke alarms in East Altamonte communities – and visited nearly 500 homes. In total, over 110 homes were made safer and more 200 smoke alarms were installed. The alarms provided throughout the community will be 10-year alarms with a lithium battery (meaning there is no battery replacement for 10 years).

In addition, the Seminole County Fire Department has 450 + free “bed shakers,” which alert the deaf or hearing impaired in the event a smoke alarm activates. Seminole County residents can request them for free. For more information, visit

Last year, the Seminole County Fire Department distributed and installed over 3,092 smoke alarms as part of a Federal Grant – many in underserved areas and older home neighborhoods in Seminole County.

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