Champaign Fire Department, volunteers installing smoke alarms this weekend

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CHAMPAIGN - The Champaign Fire Department is teaming up with the city's Neighborhood Services Department and volunteers to install smoke alarms on April 16 as part of a targeted-neighborhood fire prevention effort.

Officials say residents in two neighborhoods, bordered by Mattis Avenue to the west, McKinley Avenue to the east, the railroad tracks along Paula Drive to the north, and the railroad tracks along Maple Street to the south, were identified as the highest fire-risk area in Champaign.

In response, firefighters and volunteers will meet with residents in this area from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., offering a free smoke alarm inspection and installation.  Officials say approximately 800 smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are scheduled to be installed.

If you would like to schedule a home visit, you may do so by calling (217) 403-7200 and asking to speak with Sue or Debarah.  

Additionally, volunteers are still needed for this event.  If you would like to volunteer, click here.

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