Fire and Rescue Begins “Safety In Our Community” Campaign This Weekend
Posted at 12 p.m.
Our Fire and Rescue Department, under the leadership of new Fire Chief Richard Bowers, will launch a new countywide community outreach initiative — “Safety In Our Community” (SIOC) — this weekend, supporting the overarching goal of preventing the 9-1-1 call.
The SIOC initiative will begin tomorrow, Saturday, June 8, from 2 to 4 p.m., when firefighters will be in the community checking and installing working smoke alarms. They also will provide seasonal fire and life safety tips. If you are not home, firefighters will leave behind a door hanger with important smoke alarm and fire and life safety information.
The SIOC initiative will continue every Saturday afternoon throughout the summer, fall and spring, with accompanying seasonal safety messages.
To request the installation of a smoke alarm, or a visual smoke alarm for deaf and hard of hearing persons – at no cost – call 703-246-3801, TTY 711, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr.