The old adage says an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and when it comes to firefighting being proactive can save lives. The Klein Volunteer Fire Department and Harris County Emergency Services District 16 will be holding a smoke alarm blitz on Saturday, November 16 in the Pinewood Place subdivision near The Grand Parkway and FM 2920. 

The smoke alarm blitz is a proactive measure to ensure that residents in the subdivision have their smoke alarms inspected and replaced at no cost to the resident or homeowner, if necessary. Generally, smoke alarms should be replaced once every ten years. The smoke alarm blitz helps ensure that residents who have not thought to check the expiration dates on their smoke alarms have them checked and replaced. This service, provided by firefighters at no cost to residents, helps to ensure that community members’ alarms are up-to-date.

Smoke alarms and additional volunteers will be provided by The American Red Cross’ Sound the Alarm program. HCESD 16 is providing additional smoke alarms as well as some carbon monoxide detectors for homes.

This will be the second smoke alarm blitz held by HCESD 16 and the Klein VFD as part of firefighters’ ongoing efforts to continuously improve fire services to the Spring and Klein communities. Recently, these efforts have led to the Insurance Services Office providing the department with a rating of 2 in portions of the District with fire hydrants. Find out more about the District’s ISO rating here.

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