St. Johns Fire and Rescue updates Citizen SAFE program

JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A special program aimed at keeping Johns Island residents educated on smoke alarm and fire safety has undergone technology updates.

The St. John's Fire and Rescue Department Citizen SAFE Program will be demonstrating new wireless smoke alarms and hearing impaired smoke alarms at St. John's Fire Station 7 on June 20 at 12:30 p.m.

Citizen SAFE is a door-to-door program where firefighters check residential smoke alarms, install new alarms and batteries, and conduct home safety surveys free of charge.

The program takes place on the first and third Saturday of each month.

Traditional smoke alarms only activate if smoke directly comes in contact with it. The new wireless alarms "speak" to each other, and activate nearby alarms in the event of smoke.

The hearing impaired smoke alarms use visual and movement devices to alert those who have a hard time hearing.

St. John's Fire Station 7 is located at 1142 Main Road.

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