Orange County installing smoke alarms

Orange County Fire Rescue conducts weekly “smoke alarm blitzes,” focusing on older housing in Orange County.

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  • | 3:27 p.m. February 25, 2020
  • West Orange Times & Observer
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Orange County Fire Rescue is increasing efforts to combat the statistic that nearly three out of five home-fire deaths happen in residences with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarm.

In 2016, Orange County Fire Rescue started an initiative to provide county residents with free home safety visits to review the inspection of smoke alarms, windows and possible tripping hazards, as well as to discuss home escape plans, meeting places and cooking safety.

As part of this safety initiative, the department conducts weekly “smoke alarm blitzes” — a one-day outreach in which firefighters install multiple smoke alarms in up to 30 homes — focusing on older housing in Orange County. For information, visit


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