Farmington Hills-based law firm Fabian, Sklar & King, P.C. donated 500 10-year sealed lithium battery operated smoke alarms to the Detroit Fire Department (DFD), to help raise awareness for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15.
Over seven years, the firm has donated 3,500 smoke alarms, which are distributed throughout the Detroit community and installed free of charge. In addition to Fabian, Sklar & King’s donation of 500 smoke alarms, Kidde, the manufacturer of the devices, has donated 100 units to the DFD—bringing the total number of smoke alarms donated to 600.
“As a firm that regularly works on fire injury and explosion cases, we have a unique understanding of just how valuable these devices are in saving lives when a fire occurs,” said Sklar. “We are proud to provide these life-saving tools year-after-year to the Detroit Fire Department and partner with them to help city residents enhance the level of safety in their homes.”
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 20 percent of U.S. households have smoke alarms that aren’t working properly. To ensure smoke alarms are up-to-date, they should be replaced every 10 years, which goes hand-in-hand with the NFPA’s 2016 Fire Prevention Week theme of “Don’t Wait: Check the Date!”