Over the course of two Saturdays in late April and early May Columbia Richland firefighters helped equip hundreds of area homes with free smoke alarms.
The department once again partnered up with the Red Cross to conduct door-to-door community smoke alarm blitzes. The first blitz was held on Saturday April 27, 2019 and canvassed neighborhoods in parts of Eastover, Hopkins and Gadsden. A second blitz followed on May 4, 2019 in the Lincolnshire, Hollywood Hills and Denny Terrace subdivisions.
All property owners had to do to get free alarms installed was to be home when volunteer crews came by. Crew members also provided residents with valuable safety information during their drop ins.