On Saturday, October 15th, 2022 during the Rebuilding Together Petaluma (RTP) workday, volunteers hit the streets completing the installation of life-saving detection and alarm devices in thirty seven (37) low income and senior residences in Petaluma. Of note, nearly half of the homes serviced did not have a working smoke or carbon monoxide alarm. The Petaluma Fire Foundation, a local non-profit recently created and managed by Petaluma Firefighters, purchased, and donated the devices through a discount from Friedman Brothers. The event was coordinated by RTP and the installations were coordinated by the Petaluma Fire Department. Firefighters, Scouts from Petaluma Troop 9, and high-school seniors from Casa Grande High School performed the installations. That same day, the City’s new Emergency Manager, in coordination with the local non-profit Emergency Prep Help, provided emergency and disaster preparedness training to roughly 50 local seniors.
What was accomplished:
- 16 batteries were replaced to get those 16 smoke alarms working again
- 38 new smoke alarms were installed
- 24 new carbon monoxide (CO) alarms were installed
- Roughly 50 seniors were trained in personal disaster preparedness and resiliency
For more information about Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms, as well as other home fire safety tips, please visit: https://cityofpetaluma.org/home-fire-safety/.