Community volunteers, the Gwinnett County Fire Department and the American Red Cross spent the day Saturday installing smoke alarms and educating residents at Countryside Village of Gwinnett Mobile Home Community on Horizon Parkway in Buford.
The event was part of the “Sound the Alarm, Save a Life” campaign by the American Red Cross. Fire personnel teamed up with volunteers from the American Red Cross, Gwinnett Citizen Fire Academy Alumni Association, and the Gwinnett Fire Explorer Youth Cadet Program as they went door-to-door with bags of safety information, spare batteries and new smoke alarm units.
Teams visited more than 300 homes and talked with residents about fire prevention, home escape planning and the importance of working smoke alarms.
Firefighters and volunteers tested smoke alarms in each home visited and installed free smoke alarms or changed the batteries in existing alarms as needed.
“We are proud to partner with the American Red Cross and other fire service volunteers to make the community safe,” said Gwinnett Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge.