The members of the Shepherdstown Fire Department have you, your family, and your property on our minds. Few members of the community realize how easily — and how quickly — fire can harm your loved ones. Before you even begin to speak about the harm fire can do, you must take a glance at the deadly effects of smoke alone. Fortunately, there is a simple, affordable way to help prevent a tragedy from smoke or fire: the smoke alarm.
By providing an early warning in the event of fire or smoke conditions, smoke alarms will aid in giving you and your family sufficient time to reach safety. Experts document that residents of a home with detectors may cut their risk of death in a home fire in half simply by having a smoke alarm installed. Smoke alarms are available at nearly all hardware, department and discount stores, often for under $20. So don’t delay – get out there and buy one.
The peace of mind you’ll have from knowing that you and your family is safe and secure is worth the investment. However, as I previously stated, the Shepherdstown Fire Department has you and your loved ones on our mind. We have successfully obtained, on your behalf, smoke alarms we are giving away to our community at NO COST TO YOU.
If you are a member of our community and need a smoke alarm, please call our station – 304-876-2311. We will gladly give you a smoke alarm and, if it's necessary, install it for you as well.
If you currently have smoke alarms in your home, but have not checked or replaced the batteries, please do so. In an effort to assist you, SFD has obtained funds to provide 9V Batteries for the entire purpose of making sure you have a new power source for your existing alarms.
We would like to thank a couple local business in our community for aiding in our effort to outfit the citizens of Jefferson County with smoke alarms:
The Home Depot of Charles Town/Ranson has donated Smoke Alarms for the cause.
Fargo Insurance Group, Inc has donated funds to provide batteries to power the alarms.