Columbia County, Georgia – Saturday, Columbia County residents got free smoke detectors from Columbia County Fire Rescue.
With a grant from Walmart the firefighters bought the smoke alarms and gave them out to celebrate Fire Safety Day. People could also tour the Fire Safety House, learn about emergency planning, and creating fire escape routes.
“If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a camper set up just like an entire home. So we do fire safety instruction in each room of the home and then once the training part is over, then we have them apply it by pretending they’re going to sleep, and then actually put in a fake smoke product so it smokes it up, and then we have them crawl out to safety and have a meeting point.” Jeremy Wallen, Administrator Chief of Columbia County Fire Rescue told News Channel 6.
Fire Rescue wants to encourage people to check the batteries on their smoke detectors. If you missed today’s event, they will be having another one at the beginning of next year.