Fire and Rescue teams with FEMA, offers free inspections

Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Capital City Fire and Rescue has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State Fire Marshal's Office to provide free fire safety inspections for homes.

The inspections are not for enforcement or code compliance but to make homes in Juneau safer.

Fire inspectors will come to people's residences for about an hour to identify hazards and provide recommendations to solve problems. The officers will provide and install smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, kitchen hood vent extinguishers for stove-top fires, emergency escape ladders, kitchen timers and an Alaska-made, home-escape educational video.

The target audience will be homes with children 14 and younger, and elders 65 and older. National statistics show these groups are at the highest risk of becoming trapped by fire.

The fire department has supplies for about 100 homes. Call 586-5322 to set up an inspection.

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