The West Orange Fire Department has partnered up with Kidde and WABC-TV Channel 7 on the 'Operation 7: Save a Life' smoke alarm distribution campaign to distribute free smoke alarms to residents who may not be able to buy a detector, the township announced Tuesday.
“We are pleased to participate with WABC-TV Channel 7 in this effort to place these life-saving devices in the hands of as many residents as possible. The best way to fight fire is to prevent it. Having a working smoke detector in a home saves lives, and that’s what this campaign does every year,” said Fire Chief Peter F. Smeraldo.
Fire officials say having a working smoke detector in a home saves lives. Operation 7: Save a Life seeks to increase public awareness about fire safety and prevention and focuses on how to prepare for and handle emergency situations. The campaign has helped distribute more than 670,000 smoke alarms throughout New Jersey, New York, and Long Island since its inception in 1999 to individuals and families in need..
The donated smoke detectors will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.