Hear the alarm, escape unharmed: Albany Fire Dept. saving lives 1 alarm at a time

The Albany Fire Department has already handed out over 400 smoke detectors with the program

Hear the alarm, escape unharmed: Albany Fire Dept. saving lives 1 alarm at a time

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Fire Department is doing its part to help keep the community safe by giving away and installing smoke alarms around the community as a part of its ‘Hear the Alarm, Escape Unharmed’ program.

When it comes to fire safety, the Albany Fire Department wants to make sure you’re prepared in case of a fire. And the department has come up with a program to keep those families safe.

When you hear the alarm, it’s time for you to take action.

“In each incident that we go to, we do a fire report," said Deputy Fire Chief Sebon Burns. "An incident report. In those reports, we realized that a lot of our residents in our community did not have smoke alarms. So, we just felt like it was incoming of us to develop a program.”

The Albany Fire Department has only had this program in the works for a few months, but it has already handed out over 400 smoke detectors.

Burns said that small children and people over the age of 65 are most likely to die in a fire. So, they want to make sure they help change that.

“The citizens to call (229) 431-3262, and if you have a resident in the Albany, Dougherty County area that’s 65 or older, we will come out and put a smoke alarm in that residence,” explained Burns.

These firefighters will do everything they can to make sure they are keeping their community safe and have the right equipment to stay safe.

“Not only have we realized the importance of these smoke alarms, but just the feedback we have been getting from the community, thanking us for putting smoke alarms in their homes,” said Burns.

Smoke alarms are the first line of defense against fires and the Albany Fire Department wants to make sure that when you hear the alarm, you escape unharmed.

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