Gulfport Fire Dept. helps low income families

If you live in Gulfport and don’t have the means for a smoke or carbon monoxide detector, the Gulfport Fire Department is here to help.
The department offers a federally funded program allowing them to install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in low income households at no cost. In order to receive this service, an application must be filled out at the central fire station in Gulfport or through the phone.
Once the application is approved, an engine company will contact the homeowner to complete the installation. Fire Investigator Tarik Fields said, “People are very grateful. We have some citizens that come in and bring us cookies or baked goods as a way of saying thank you for installing smoke detectors in our home. We’ve had some that even call us or stop by and tell us ‘hey your smoke detector saved my live. I left my stove on.’ And it’s just a good feeling to know you helped save someone’s life and you prevented a possible fire death.”
Fields tells us that the department also offers free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well as bed shakers for anyone with a hearing impairment.

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