Area fire departments offer free smoke detectors and installation to Erath County residents.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE


Area fire departments are working together to provide Erath County residents with up to three free Kidde smoke detectors that include 10-year lithium batteries.


The offer is part of the American Red Cross’ Home Fire Campaign.

Firefighters will install the smoke detectors and do a quick fire safety review with residents to assist with planning an escape route in the event of a fire.


Getting your free smoke detector is easy; simply call the office of Erath County emergency management at 254-965-1326.


You do not have to own the home to request a smoke detector and there is no income requirement to receive them.


Special smoke detectors are available for the visually and hearing impaired.