The Ankeny Fire Department teamed up with the Ankeny Jaycees to help install fire detectors.
The group installed dozens of First Alert 10, ten-year smoke detectors, for families at high risk for fires in their homes in Autumn Ridge Mobile Home Park.
The smoke detectors were provided from the U.S. Fire Administration and Vision 20/20. They were requested by the fire department to be distributed and installed in homes free of charge for families with small children and senior citizens.
Volunteers from the Ankeny Jaycees helped Ankeny’s Fire Marshal Craig Fraser to install 42 smoke detectors in 30 homes. The group also took time to answer residents’ questions about testing, replacing fire detectors and fire safety.
The Ankeny Fire Department recommends checking smoke detectors once a month and changing the batteries inside twice a year.