Smoke detector inspections on tap

Firefighters will begin knocking on doors this month as part of a residential smoke detector inspection program.

Both single-family and multi-family homes in the city will be targeted for the inspections, which are scheduled to begin Sunday and run through Nov. 14, fire officials said.

Under the direction of a fire captain, groups of firefighters will arrive in fire apparatus to various neighborhoods and request that property owners in both single-family and multi-family homes allow them to inspect smoke detector installation and operation, fire officials said.

The inspections will be conducted in neighborhoods and homes that have not been inspected in the past.

In inspections of multi-family buildings, firefighters will be looking to see that all smoke detectors are hard-wired and powered from the building’s electrical system, with a battery backup. Inspections of single-family homes are done on a voluntary basis.

Firefighters will request that residents allow them inside to check for working smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors, and to check for potential fire hazards in the home. For more information, call 589-3460.