Aug. 29, 2023
Pensacola Fire Department Announces Smoke Alarm Saturdays
The Pensacola Fire Department will be kicking off Smoke Alarm Saturdays in October, with a goal of providing free smoke alarms to every household in the City of Pensacola without a working smoke alarm.
This initiative is part of the Sound the Alarm fire safety campaign in partnership with the American Red Cross, with the Red Cross providing the smoke alarms for distribution to residents free of charge.
The first two Smoke Alarm Saturdays are scheduled in the Creighton Heights and Westside Garden District neighborhoods, with additional events to be scheduled throughout the city.
During Smoke Alarm Saturdays, PFD firefighters will be going door to door from 9 a.m. to noon, walking the neighborhood and offering to install a smoke alarm free of charge. PFD will be joined by Mayor D.C. Reeves, American Red Cross volunteers, and one or more City Council representatives while canvassing the neighborhoods.
Smoke Alarm Saturdays Schedule
- Saturday, Oct. 7: Creighton Heights (South of Creighton Road/West of Tippin Avenue) - 9 a.m. to noon
- Saturday, Oct. 21: Westside Garden District (South of Cervantes Street/North of Garden Street/East of Pace Boulevard/West of A Street) - 9 a.m. to noon
As part of Smoke Alarm Saturdays, the Pensacola Fire Department encourages all residents to take a moment to test their smoke alarms and ensure they are working properly. Click here for an info sheet with smoke alarm safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association.
Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. According to the National Fire Protection Association, a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half.
To request a free smoke alarm and smoke alarm installation assistance, call the Pensacola Fire Department at 850-436-5200.
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