NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – North Myrtle Beach firefighters will be visiting local residents to install smoke alarms, perform smoke alarm inspections, and replace batteries for free on Saturday, according to their Facebook post.
This campaign is part of a of a community-wide fire prevention effort. It will also give personnel a chance to reach out to families.
According to the post, installing the fire alarms will increase their odds of surviving a home fire.
"Smoke alarms are the most effective early warning device there is," says Judy Comoletti, NFPA's Division Manager for public education. "Just having a smoke alarm in your home cuts your chance of dying in a reported fire in half."
If anyone calls requesting a smoke detector, the firefighters will visit them also. Contact Greg Frazier at 843-280-5614 for a scheduled home visit.
Areas of focus:
Windy Hill focus areas
• Established neighborhood bounded by:
West – Highway 17
East – Seaview Street
North – 37th Ave South
South – 46th Ave South
• Trailer Park 37th/38th/39th Ave South at Smith Street
Ocean Drive focus area
• Waterway View Mobile Home Park
Cherry Grove focus area
• Old Grove mobile home area bounded by:
West – Little Rive Neck Road
East – Ye Old Kings Hwy
North – Blossom Street
South – 24th Ave North