Sioux Falls Fire Rescue To Install Smoke Alarms For Residents
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With winter approaching, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue is encouraging residents to check their fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Sioux Falls Fire Marshall Dean Lanier says they respond to about 100 fire related incidents in the city each year.
He says the only early warning system is to have working smoke detectors. In partnership with the American Red Cross and the Good Samaritan Society, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue will be inspecting and installing them for residents on September 30th.
They are asking people who need assistance to go to getasmokealarm.org and fill out an application.
“What you do see happening in our community is far more people having early detection, being able to take some action, getting themselves out of the house and call for help. Those are the things that we really want to make sure they’ll able to do in a short amount of time,” said Lanier.
There has been one fire related fatality in the city over the last four years with the most recent in January of this year.
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue says the home didn’t have smoke alarms.