The Coldwater Fire Department has been busy the entire month of October 2014 providing fire safety educational lessons to our community's children. The fire department used the Branch County Fire Prevention Trailer to provide interactive opportunities to all students in the Coldwater school system. The fire department has served potentially lifesaving training and education to over 2000 customers this month. In addition to the many programs they offer, the fire department has also been installing "free" 10-year tamper free battery operated smoke alarms in single-family homes having adults 65 years of age or older and those with children ages 10 years or younger.
The Coldwater Fire Department would like to express our sincere appreciation and thanks to the Lakeland Fire Department for their assistance at Lakeland Elementary School and the Lakeland Elementary School Principal, Gary Dancer and Miss Karbon's 5th grade class for allowing us to film them during their training session.
Smoke Alarm & Carbon Monoxide Detctor Installation Program
In the City of Coldwater and our township service areas, if you are the owner of a home, firefighters can visit your home to check your smoke alarms and install free 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms and battery operated Carbon Monoxide detectors as necessary. They can also provide valuable information on electrical powered alarm replacements if necessary.
Smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide detectors only have a 10 year life span and should be replaced every 10 years. The fire department also provides home fire and safety inspections for free.
To request a free smoke alarm or Carbon Monoxide detector installation while supplies last or to request an inspection or information on our program please contact the Fire Department at 278-4177.