Reno Fire Department to provide smoke detectors to low-income seniors

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Updated: 6/13/2013 11:40 am
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Reno Fire Department is accepting applications for their “Fire Prevention for Seniors - Inside the Home Program”, which provides the installation of free smoke detectors in the homes of low-income senior citizens within Reno.

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on July 15, 2013.

Applications can be delivered to the Reno Fire Department’s Administration Offices on the 4th floor of Reno City Hall (1 East First Street), mailed to the Reno Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Division at P.O. Box 1900 Reno, NV 89505, or faxed to (775) 334-4910 or (775) 334-3826. The application is attached or can be obtained by visiting Reno.gov.

Submission of the application does not guarantee the installation of a smoke detector. If approved, the Reno Fire Department will contact the applicant to schedule a day and time to install the smoke detector. A signed liability waiver will be required at the time of installation.

A grant from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency for fire prevention and safety programs is being used to fund the 1,935 smoke detectors that will be installed.

Residents wanting more information on smoke alarms or fire safety can contact the Reno Fire Department’s Division of Fire Prevention at 334-2300.


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