Free smoke alarms available through fire department

The Winter Garden Fire Rescue has a community outreach program that gives away detectors.

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The Winter Garden Fire Rescue Department has initiated a smoke alarm program as a community outreach initiative to improve fire safety.  

To receive a smoke alarm at no cost, while supplies last, there are a few requirements. Recipients must live within the city limits of Winter Garden, be with a working smoking alarm, agree to let fire personnel install the smoke alarm, agree to test and maintain the equipment once it’s installed, and agree to follow the instructions in the owner’s manual at all times.

Smoke alarms older than 10 years should be replaced, according to the fire department.

To request a smoke alarm or batteries or to have a smoke alarm tested, contact Fire Inspector Victoria Rutherford at (407) 877-5175, Ext. 2020.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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