The West Fargo Fire Department has partnered with the American Red Cross for the annual “Sound the Alarm” event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Volunteers will go door-to-door in West Fargo installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms, and providing fire prevention and safety education. Residential areas between Main Avenue and 13th Avenue from Eighth Street West to Sheyenne Street will be visited as well as an area from Main Avenue to Seventh Avenue East between Sheyenne Street and Second Street East. See attached map for more clarification.
On a national level, this event aims to help lower the number of fire-related injuries and deaths. In West Fargo, where zero fire-related injuries or deaths were reported in 2017, the West Fargo Fire Department hopes to maintain above average statistics and further educate citizens. This particular event focuses on an area of West Fargo with older residential structures, whose smoke detection devices may be out of date.
While the “Sound the Alarm” event targets a portion of West Fargo, the West Fargo Fire Department will also continue to engage with citizens and educate about safety through interaction with West Fargo Public Schools, attendance at summer block parties and events like “Night to Unite,” events during Fire Prevention Week, and more.
To learn more about the West Fargo Fire Department visit their website at westfargofire.org. For more information about “Sound the Alarm” visit redcross.org/sound-the-alarm.