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Smoke Alarm Blitz with Red Cross and Seminole County Fire Dept in Eastbrook Subdivision

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December 23, 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 the Eastbrook Subdivision in Winter Park. In total, over 350 homes were visited by 11 teams. The alarms provided throughout the community were provided by Red Cross and were 10-year alarms with a lithium battery (meaning there is no battery replacement for 10 years). In total, 76 homes were made saver and 114 smoke alarms were installed.

In addition, the Seminole County Fire Department has free “bed shakers,” which alert the deaf or hearing impaired in the event a smoke alarm activates.

“The Seminole County Fire Department has been focusing on serving underserved and/or older neighborhoods throughout our service area,” said Fire Marshal and Assistant Chief Christina Diaz. “Many of the homes we visited the smoke alarms were expired or there were not enough smoke alarms in the home. We appreciate the partnership of Red Cross to help serve our community.”

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