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JAMESTOWN – Firefighters say having a working smoke alarm can mean the difference between life and death.
That’s why the Jamestown Fire Department has partnered with the Chautauqua Safety Village to distribute free smoke detector to residents this holiday season.
Fire Code Inspector Robert Smith says the new detectors are good for ten years and do not need their batteries changed.
Smith will help assist residents with where to install the alarms, and also provide other fire safety information like where to install them.
“You should have them inside and outside of both your bedrooms and one on each level of your house,” explained Smith.
Those interested in getting a free smoke alarm should call the city’s Office of Fire Prevention at (716) 483-7597.
Residents living outside of Jamestown who want to get in on the program are asked to call the Chautauqua Safety Village at (716) 338-0170.
The initiative is made possible through an $8,000 FEMA Grant.
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