Swigart Street Neighborhood Smoke Alarm Blitz

The Champaign Fire Department organized a “Smoke Alarm Blitz” in the neighborhood of a recent fire fatality. On Saturday, February 18, 2017, Fire Department crews, staff, and volunteers went door-to-door in the neighborhood offering to check smoke alarms and install free smoke alarms in homes that needed them. Crews were able to get into 18 of the 30 homes in the neighborhood that morning. Twenty-two smoke alarms and 14 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms were installed in just under two hours.