Fire Goes Door-to-Door in Smoke Alarm Blitz

On Saturday, March 4, the Champaign Fire Department organized a “Smoke Alarm Blitz” in the neighborhood of a recent fire fatality. Fire Department crews, staff, and volunteers went door-to-door in the 900 Block of West Clark Street, offering to check smoke alarms and install free smoke alarms in homes that needed them. Crews were able to get into 14 of the 35 homes in the neighborhood that morning. Thirty smoke alarms and 19 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms were installed in just under two hours.