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Ronnie Marsh, president of the Watauga County Firefighters' Association receives smoke alarms from Angie Gryder Gregg, injury prevention specialist with the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Photo submitted.



Originally published: 2013-09-06 12:15:48
Last modified: 2013-09-06 12:16:32

Free smoke alarms available in Watauga

by Staff Reports

Watauga County residents can qualify for free smoke alarms received through a grant from the N.C. Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Residents can qualify for free alarms if they have none or one working smoke alarm in their home or if their smoke alarm is more than 10 years old and needs to be replaced, according to Angie Gryder Gregg, injury prevention specialist with the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Watauga County Fire Marshal Steve Sudderth said 54 alarms are currently in stock, but more are available if needed. The alarms are provided through a grant obtained by the Watauga County Firefighters Association.

Contact your local fire department or the Watauga County Fire Marshal's Office at (828) 264-4235 for consultation and installation of alarms.