THE EPFD ANIMAL SERVICES AND THE AMERICAN RED CROSS TO HOLD SMOKE WALK

1/17/2019 6:01 PM
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January 16, 2019 MEDIA ADVISORY

THE EPFD, ANIMAL SERVICES, THE AMERICAN RED CROSS TO HOLD SMOKE WALK

EL PASO, Texas– According to the National Fire Protection Association, every day, seven people die in home fires. More than a third of these deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms were present. By having a working smoke alarm installed, the risk is reduced by more than 50%. Smoke alarms can provide you with valuable time to evacuate safely.

On January 21st, 2019, as part of celebrating Martin Luther King Day of Service, the Fire Department and Animal Services, alongside the American Red Cross and other local groups, will canvass the neighborhood around Fire Station 28 to install free smoke alarms and educate families about fire prevention and safety. During the event, Animal Services will also be visiting the neighborhood to offer free pet microchips and checking to ensure all existing microchips are updated with current information.

Residents who are interested in having a smoke alarm installed at their home can dial 3-1-1 or visit alarms.elpasofire.org to schedule a visit. The Fire Department provides this service at no cost.

WHAT: Day of Service Smoke Walk
WHEN: Monday, January 21st, 2019 – 9:00 AM
WHERE: EPFD Station 28 – 10800 McCombs Dr. El Paso TX, 79924

Residents are encouraged to follow the Fire Department on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Download the free PulsePoint app for iPhone and Android and help save a life.

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Media Contact: Enrique D. Aguilar
Fire Public Information Officer
(915) 212-5665
aguilardex@elpasotexas.gov

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