July 24, 2019 - Mayor Tom Henry and Ten Point Coalition Foot Patrols today walked in the Oxford community with the Fort Wayne Fire Department to deliver and install smoke detectors to area residents.

The number one line of defense in the event of a home fire is working smoke detectors. This door-to-door smoke detector distribution and installation, also referred to as a “blitz,” allows for a quick and efficient way to distribute and install free smoke detectors to the community.

The U.S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association advise that smoke detectors be installed inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. Most fatal fires happen at night, and this will provide the occupants with the much-needed early warning to get out before they are trapped. 

City of Fort Wayne residents who would like to request a free smoke detector and installation may fill out an application at www.fortwaynefiredepartment.org.