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Clark County Fire District 3 gets grant to fund smoke alarms

By , Columbian staff writer

Clark County Fire District 3 received a $10,000 grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for new smoke alarms.

The smoke alarms will be given to district residents at no cost as part of the agency’s Community Risk Reduction program. The fire district also reminds residents to install smoke alarms in every bedroom and outdoor sleeping areas, replace all smoke alarms after 10 years, test smoke alarms at least once a month and check the batteries when the clocks change in the fall and spring.

National statistics show that the risk of dying in a fire is reduced by half with a working smoke alarm, according to a fire district press release Monday.

To learn more about the foundation, go to FirehouseSubsFoundation.org.