Need a smoke alarm? Farmington Public Safety can help

Smoke alarm donation
Pictured with one of 48 donated smoke alarms are (left) Tim Alexander, the owner of Alexander’s True Value Hardware, and Farmington Public Safety Department Fire Marshal Reg Madeline. (Contributed photo)

Thanks to a donation from Alexander’s True Value Hardware in Farmington and the Farmington Police Officer’s Association of Michigan, the Farmington Public Safety Department is offering smoke alarms to Farmington residents who need one.

The smoke alarms are available, on a first-come, first-served basis, at the department, which is located inside City Hall, 23600 Liberty Street.

According to Fire Marshal Reg Madeline, roughly three out of five fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or the alarms are not working. Working smoke alarms provide an early warning to occupants so they can get out of the home quickly. Smoke alarms should be installed inside of every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home.

For additional information about fire safety, please contact Fire Marshal Reg Madeline at 248-474-5500, ext. 2241.