Alameda Fire Department Offers Safety Program to Elderly and Disabled

by Staff Blogger | April 14th, 2014

The dangers posed by residential fires, such as suffering a serious Burn Injury, should be a concern for the citizens of Alameda, California, considering the city as seen a growing occurrence of such incidents. In fact, the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) reports there were 137 fire calls in 2012, which rose to 143 responses the following year.

In order to help reduce the number of fires seen in Alameda, the AFD is offering a risk prevention program for the elderly and disabled who are living in the area. According to the Alameda Sun, the Safety Accessibility Program is being offered to low income individuals who are either over age 62 or who suffer from a disability.

Those who participate will receive both smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed in their home free of charge. Firemen and volunteers will then regularly stop by to test and change batteries on the equipment.

Other safety equipment, such as handrails and lighting, may also be available for those who are in need.

The Alameda Personal Injury Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers applaud the efforts being made to improve fire safety in the region and encourage those who are in need to contact the AFD through Ruth Ann Crawford at 337-2133 to get signed up today!