Monarch Fire Protection District's partnership with the Home Depot to make smoke alarms available for district residents at a reduced price is continuing, Fire Marshal Roger Herin told fire board members at Thursday's meeting.
Monarch initially had 600 hard-wired smoke detectors provided by Home Depot for residents to purchase at $10.90 each, in comparison to the typical $16 retail price, Herin said.
"It's been a great program so far," Herin said Thursday. "We plan to continue this program as long as Home Depot can hold at that price."
Residents can also arrange for Monarch to install the smoke detectors free of charge. Herin said some homes need one smoke detector, others need 10, with an average of three to four needed per home.
Monarch began distributing the smoke detectors to residents Jan. 22. Herin said by Feb. 4, 537 smoke alarms had been claimed, and 391 had been installed in 134 homes.
Herin added Monarch was also researching a similar program for carbon monoxide detectors.
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