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DFD Joins Sound the Alarm

Davenport Fire Department Joins Sound the Alarm
Posted on 04/08/2021
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April 8, 2021 – The Davenport Fire Department is proud to participate in this year’s Sound the Alarm campaign event April 8 through May 8. The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that do not have them, and by educating people about home fire safety. This is the third year of partnering with the Quad Cities American Red Cross in the Sound the Alarm Program. 

Davenport Fire will meet with residents by appointment to install a working smoke alarm and share fire safety information. Importance of smoke alarms and early detection is a top priority for the DFD to provide all residents in our community. 

The Davenport Fire Department want to ensure that smoke alarms are installed in all homes in the City of Davenport.  In order to obtain a free smoke alarm, one must meet the following criteria:

1. Live in the City of Davenport.
2. Be willing to let the DFD install the smoke alarm.
3. Must be an owner occupied property (not a rental property).

For more information, please contact Public Education Officer Lt. Zach Soliz at (563) 326-7907.

Help protect your family against home fires by taking two simple steps: practice your escape drill and test your smoke alarms monthly. Visit for more information and to pledge to prepare your family against home fires:

Create an escape plan with at least two ways to exit every room in your home. Select a meeting spot at a safe distance away from your home, such as your neighbor’s home or landmark like a specific tree in your front yard, where everyone knows to meet.
Practice your escape plan in non-emergency settings.
Place smoke alarms on each level of your home, including inside and outside bedrooms and sleeping areas. Change the batteries at least once a year if your model requires it.
Check the manufacturer’s date of your smoke alarms. If they are 10 years or older, they should be replaced. Follow your alarm manufacturer’s instructions.