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    (12/13/2012) (New Haven, CT) – New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. and New Haven Fire Chief Michael Grant announced the give-away of smoke alarms in the community partnership between the New Haven Fire Department, WTNH Channel-8, Kidde Smoke Detectors and Home Depot with “Operation Save-A-Life.”

    Operation Save-A-Life is a public service campaign designed to increase awareness and educate citizens about the dangers of fire, its related hazards and how to prevent them. Since 2002, Kidde Smoke Detectors has donated nearly 1,000,000 smoke alarms to fire departments in select cities. Currently, Kidde works with fire departments in 10-cities, including New Haven.

    Mayor DeStefano stated that, “The New Haven Fire Department is committed to ensuring that all our residents have a safe and joyous holiday season. This give–away will no doubt help to keep residents safer as smoke detectors properly placed and maintained have been proven to save lives and reduce property damage.” DeStefano further added, “I also want to thank fire protection manufacturer Kidde for their generous donation of smoke alarms to New Haven residents and for our community partner, WTNH.”

    Beginning on December 17th, New Haven Fire Department will give away a limited number of free smoke detectors to residents of the City of New Haven. There will be a limit of two per household and they have no cash value and cannot be returned to the store. Proper identification is required to prove residency.

    The following are examples of acceptable ID:

    • Current Elm City Resident Card

    • Current CT drivers license with a New Haven address

    • Recent utility bill with New Haven address

    Beginning on December 17th from 8AM to 4 PM residents can call (2O3)946-6232 to be given instructions on when and where they can pick up their smoke detectors. Residents must also agree to properly install them in their residences according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


    Contact Name: Chief Mike Grant

    Contact Phone: 203-946-6300

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