PFD Strives to Ensure All Homes Have Working Smoke/CO Alarms

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Travis County ESD#2 installed 508 smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on April 28 in partnership with the American Red Cross. The was the second neighborhood-level installation event this year led by the Fire Department in its ongoing campaign to ensure every level of every home in this area has a working smoke alarm, as well as carbon monoxide (CO) alarms if the home has any gas appliances.

Working smoke alarms are considered the #1 tool to surviving a fire at home. In addition to testing the residents’ existing alarms and installing alarms and batteries as needed, the Fire Dept./Red Cross partners took the opportunity April 28 to educate the homeowners on how to keep their alarms working and best practices to prevent and escape home fires.

Travis County ESD#2 is grateful to the Red Cross for its highly generous support of this event. All together, more than 125 firefighters, Ft. Hood soldiers, community members, and Red Cross personnel teamed up to make the installations and education possible. We also want to again thank the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for providing funding for the combination smoke/CO alarms.

For more information on alarms, call the Pflugerville Fire Dept.’s non-emergency Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Hotline at 512-989-4516, or visit the Department’s FAQ page here.