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NEWS RELEASE

City of Goodyear, Arizona

Goodyear Fire Department

           

For Immediate Release: March 4, 2011

Contact:  Tanja Tanner, Community Educations Coordinator, Goodyear Fire Department

Direct 623-882-7308

tanja.tanner@goodyearaz.gov

 

 

 

Fire Department Assist Homeowners with Smoke Alarms and Water Safety Information

 

 

GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (March 4, 2011) The Goodyear Fire Dept in partnership with the Foundation for Burns and Trauma Inc., and Farmers Insurance Agent, Paul Lorenz will be going door to door within the boundaries of Central Ave to Dysart/Van Buren to I-10 housing area offering residents assistance with the installation of a Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm for their home.  The smoke alarm and installation will both be provided free of charge.  One dual sensor smoke alarm will be installed by a trained staff member to each participating resident.  Fire Department members and volunteers will be going door to door in the neighborhood on Saturday, March 26, from 9:00 am until noon installing alarms in all homes that request them.

 

Working smoke alarms save lives and should be installed and maintained in every home. Roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms at all or no smoke alarms that work according to Tanja Tanner, Community Education Coordinator.  The Goodyear Fire Department is dedicated to ensuring all homes have a working smoke alarm that will alert the resident(s) in the event of a fire.   

 

We will also take this opportunity to distribute water safety information provided by

Cardon Children’s Medical Center. Information kits will contain a Drowning Prevention card, with tips in English and Spanish; information on emergency contacts from Goodyear Fire department; and a lifeguard wrist-key chain, as well as other water safety information. The lifeguard wrist-key chain is designed to be used by parents and/or guardians whenever children are in the area of water.

 

“Children are not waterproof,” said Cardon Children’s Injury Prevention Coordinator Tracey Fejt, RN. “Cardon Children’s Medical Center is so lucky to be working with the Goodyear Fire Department to share this important message in their community and we are thankful so many people are interested in volunteering to spread the word to all these homes.”

 

A reminder notice will be placed on the doors in the selected neighborhood the week of March 21st, no appointments will be necessary.


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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749