Volunteers from the newly formed City of Maricopa Community Emergency Response Team and Boys Scouts of America partnered with the Maricopa Fire Department and the Arizona Burn Foundation for the city’s first-ever Smoke Detector Walk.
The event took place from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday and included crews from the Maricopa Fire and Police Departments providing support as necessary.
The walk, which took place in Maricopa’s Heritage District, provided smoke detectors for homes that were previously unprotected, had smoke detectors that had passed their expiration date, or were not equipped with the most up-to-date technology.
In all, thirty-eight new dual-function smoke detectors, donated by the Arizona Burn Foundation, were installed by the twenty-person crew, and thirty-eight families can sleep well with the knowledge that their homes are now protected.
(Maricopa Fire Department PIO Jon Sheaffer and Gina Stenner of the Arizona Burn Foundation go over the equipment that will be used for the walk. Photo: Howard Waggner/Maricopa Community News)
(CERT Member Scott Hammontree explains to a resident the functions of a new alarm that was being installed. Photo: Howard Waggner/Maricopa Community News)
(CERT Member Scott Hammontree is assisted by Aaron Mason, 16, as he installs a new smoke alarm. Photo: Howard Waggner/Maricopa Community News)