Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Low-income Ogden homes targeted for fire alarm giveaway

By Bob Mims

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Feb 14 2014 11:08 am • Last Updated Feb 14 2014 11:43 pm

The Ogden Fire Department announced Friday that it will distribute thousands of new dual-technology smoke alarms to residents currently without them.

Ogden Fire Marshal Kevin Brown said 5,250 of the state-of-the-art alarms — which combine both ionization-based sensors heralded for their responsiveness to flaming fires and photoelectric detectors that better sense smoldering, smoky fires — will be delivered in previously identified lower-income neighborhoods of the city.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Statistics show that residents can reduce their risk of dying in a fire by installing and using smoke detectors in their homes, Brown said.

He said that thanks to recently received grant funds through the federal Assistance to Firefighters program, Ogden firefighters will be knocking doors throughout the community in the coming few weeks to distribute the alarm devices.

For more information on the alarms call OFD’s Fire Prevention Program at 801-629-8074.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.