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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fire Chief Hits the Streets for Smoke and CO Alarms

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

On the first day of a new law requiring carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in most homes combined with this being our Safety First Day of the Month, the Prince George's County Fire Chief set out on a quest to visit at least one home within every Battalion.  Marc S. Bashoor will personally test smoke alarms and CO detectors and repair or replace with new alarms.

His first stop of the day was his own house in Bowie.  It took a total of 30 seconds for him to test his combination smoke/CO alarm.  Bashoor visited a total of 8 homes and refreshed over a dozen smoke alarms with new batteries and provided 7 combination smoke/CO alarms to residents.

Prince George's County Firefighters will canvass communities tomorrow checking on smoke alarms and alerting residents to the new CO law in the County.  We will continue to provide free smoke alarms if needed, however, we can not provide free CO detectors at this time.

A house on Croom Station Road was visited and had a new combination CO/Smoke alarm installed.

Fire Chief Bashoor installs a combination alarm in a Capitol Heights home

In addition to a new CO alarm, 3smoke alarms were fixed by adding fresh batteries.
4th Battalion crew with Fire Chief and happy homeowner on Merrimac Drive where a 30-year old alarm
was replaced with a new one

A grateful Capitol Heights family poses with firefighters from #805, Fire Chief Bashoor and Battalion Chief Betts

A happy resident of Offut Drive in Suitland.  Refreshed smoke alarms and provided new combo CO/smoke alarms

Battalion Chief Joe Cardello tests a new combo alarm after installing on Payne Drive in Fort Washington

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