DETROIT (WWJ) – In honor of Fire Prevention Week, a law firm is donating 500 smoke detectors to the Detroit Fire Department so they can distribute them to people in the community.
“The city of Detroit has a program where they will come and install the smoke detectors to anyone who requests them, typically seniors and people who otherwise could not purchase smoke detectors to protect their homes,” Attorney Stuart Sklar said.
Sklar’s Farmington Hills law firm, who represents people who have suffered from either an explosion or fire, are donating the smoke detectors for the second year in a row.
Each smoke detector has a built in lithium battery which will last years.
“Once the smoke detector is installed, for ten years, you won’t have to do anything in terms of changing the battery,” Sklar said.
Senior citizens or anyone in need of a smoke detector can request one from the Detroit Fire Department and they will install it while supplies last.