Monday morning, two representatives from Muskegon County area fire departments received 1,000 smoke alarms donated by Kidde through the Operation Save A Life program, a partnership between WOTV4Women, Kidde, The Home Depot and the non-profit fire safety charity E.S.C.A.P.E. The alarms will be distributed to Muskegon County Fire Departments and will be installed in at-risk homes.
Fire Marshal Ted Karnitz from the Norton Shores Fire Department and Fire Inspector Mark Nicolai from the Muskegon Charter Township Fire Department will be facilitating the program throughout Muskegon County.
“The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms,” said Karnitz. “Programs like Operation Save A Life and Michigan S.A.F.E. (Smoke Alarms For Everyone) allow fire departments throughout Muskegon County as well as other areas of Michigan to place a combined effort on installing smoke alarms in homes and providing fire safety information which will reduce fire-related injury or death.”
For more information about the Muskegon County smoke alarm installation program, please contact:
Muskegon Charter Township Fire Department – 231-773-4316
Norton Shores Fire Department – 231-799-6809
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