This article is 9 years old. It was published on March 22, 2013.
WHO: St. Louis Fire Department
WHAT: Neighborhood Smoke Alarm Blitz
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Walnut Park East Neighborhood (around the 4500 Block of Emerson)
Due to the recent fire-related death on the 4500 Block of Emerson, members of the St. Louis Fire Department will be conducting a door-to-door Neighborhood Smoke Alarm Blitz on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Since August of 2006, the St. Louis Fire Department has installed thousands of smoke alarms across all city neighborhoods. The smoke alarm program, along with other community outreach efforts, has allowed the City of St. Louis to achieve one of the lowest urban fire fatality rates in the country.
Any city resident who is in need of a smoke alarm may contact the St. Louis Fire Department Headquarters, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (314) 533-3406.
Interviews and photo opportunities are available. You are invited to assign a reporter and/or camera/videographer to this event.
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