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Posted on: April 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Smoke detector blitz to take place in southwest Midland on April 16

The Midland Fire Department Community Risk Reduction Program is teaming up with American Red Cross to prevent fires in the highest-risk area of Midland this Saturday.

A free smoke detector installation blitz is scheduled in southwest Midland starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. The blitz will take place in the area surrounding Fire Station 6 west of Midkiff Road and South of Cuthbert Avenue, which has been determined as Midland's highest-risk area for fire incidents through a review of data over the last three years. Demographic data analysis also shows that the area poses Midland's biggest risk for fire deaths.

Midlanders are encouraged to refer acquaintances in need of a smoke detector in this area to the Midland Fire Department. Volunteers are also needed to perform smoke detector installations and survey homes for electrical dangers. Fire officials and volunteers will also offer personalized safety tips to residents during smoke detector installation in their homes.

To inquire about receiving a smoke detector or volunteering to save lives through fire risk reduction, please contact the Midland Fire Department at 432-685-7332.

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Media Contact: Assistant Fire Chief Michael Cota

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