Firefighters and staff from the Champaign Fire Department and Neighborhood Services Department, along with volunteers from the Annual Smoke Alarm Blitz in Honor of Christian Sheehan, will be going door-to-door in a northeast Champaign neighborhood, Saturday, April 13, 2019, offering to check smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them.
This Smoke Alarm Blitz, beginning at 8:15 a.m., will include approximately 250 homes within the boundaries of Washington Street to the south; City boundary to the north; City boundary to the east; and railroad tracks to the west.
On April 6, 2019, participants went door-to-door in the neighborhood with information regarding the installation blitz. Participants informed residents of the upcoming campaign and included information about setting an appointment if they are unavailable Saturday, April 13.
Citizens that would like to contribute to continue the efforts of the Annual Smoke Alarm Blitz in Honor of Christian Sheehan, may do so at Community Foundation of East Central Illinois at www.cfeci.org.
The Champaign Fire Department reminds everyone that smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a significant role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. Smoke alarms should be tested once a month and replaced after 10 years. If the smoke alarm sounds, get out and stay out.