Phoenix Fire checks smoke detectors

April 15, 2013

Almost 200 Phoenix-area homes are a bit safer after fire crews and volunteers went door to door installing smoke detectors this weekend. 

The crews also checked homes to make sure smoke detectors were still working properly. 

Fire Captain Jonathan Jacobs explains what they found when traveling door to door,

“A lot of people that we go into their homes, basically will have us come into their homes and we’ll do just a free check,” Jacobs said. “We’ll go through, we’ll give them a battery if they need a battery. There were quite a few that either didn’t have working smoke detectors or didn’t have smoke detectors at all.”

Jacobs says smoke detectors usually need replacement after 10 years but the batteries should be checked often.

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