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Alexandria Fire Department Receives Grant to Help Reduce Loss of Life and Injury From Fire
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Alexandria Fire Department Receives Grant to Help Reduce Loss of Life and Injury From Fire

 

The Institution of Fire Engineers-USA Branch is receiving a $949,00 grant to continue the work of the Vision 20/20 project. This grant help reduce the loss of life and injury from fire in five communities across the country, including Alexandria. 

“Vision 20/20 a very wonderful, collaborative effort,” said Alexandria Fire Department’s Chief Fire Marshal, Robert Rodriguez.

The Alexandria Fire Department is looking forward to receiving a large portion of this grant, in the amount of $124,118. With these funds the Department plans to purchase 400 smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, 500 ten year lithium battery smoke alarms, and 100 hearing impaired smoke alarms.

Alexandria Fire Department plans to install the alarms free of charge to the residents of the City of Alexandria, and will focus primarily on high-risk residents.

“We are going to look at our senior citizens, our families with young children, and we will also be addressing our low income families that can’t simply afford a smoke detector in their home,” said Rodriquez 

The final award allocation will be set sometime in mid-August. Watch the video to find out from Robert Rodriguez, the Chief Fire Marshal the top tips to prevent a fire in your home. 

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