Corona Fire to Launch Resident Smoke Detectors Program
The Corona Fire Department and the Corona Firefighters Association Local 3757 will be implementing a Community Residential Smoke Detector Program.
Smoke detectors are the single most important means of preventing residential fire fatalities. A 2015 National Fire Protection Association (“NFPA”) report states, “Smoke detectors provide a critical early warning of fire, allowing additional time to escape.” Smoke detectors are one of the best fire safety features and can be easily installed to protect community members and their families.
The Community Residential Smoke Detector Program will provide to residents at no cost: (A) one or more new and installed smoke detectors, for those that do not currently have them or the ones they have are not functional; or (B) batteries for those with smoke detectors that are operational but whose batteries need replacing.
Corona Firefighters will check residential smoke detectors when they respond within the community and provide these options when needed and when possible. The program will attempt to provide as many smoke detectors as are necessary to meet NFPA or other approved guidelines for the particular residence if circumstances and program resources allow. Participants will be required to submit a waiver and release form in order to participate in the Program.
The program will launch in early 2016. Questions about the Community Residential Smoke Detector Program can be directed to the Corona Fire Department at 951-736-2220 or email to Fire@DiscoverCorona.com.