FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANAHEIM FIRE & RESCUE LAUNCHES NEW HOME SAFETY VISIT PROGRAM
An initiative to keep both residents and firefighters safe
ANAHEIM, CA (October 31, 2014) – Every year, thousands of people are injured or die as a result of home fires in the United States; most of whom are in homes without a working smoke alarm.
Statistics have proven that homes with older adults or young children are more likely to be affected by this devastating experience. To help prevent our residents from suffering from this type of disaster and to ensure that everyone, including our firefighters remain safe, Anaheim Fire & Rescue has launched a new community risk reduction initiative – the Home Safety Visit Program.
Anaheim residents who are eligible include those who live in and own their home; income-qualified families; older adults over the age of 65; families with children under the age of 14 and people with disabilities. Residents can visit the department’s website www.anaheim.net/homesafety to request a visit. Continue reading