(OCALA, Fla.) February 4, 2018 – Ocala Fire Rescue and the American Red Cross are joining forces once more, to Sound the Alarm about fire safety.

For a period of three days (January 28th-30th) Ocala Fire Rescue firefighters and Red Cross volunteers roamed the streets of The Villas at Spanish Oaks, mobile home park, as part of a door to door smoke detector installation canvass. Installing 144 smoke alarms in the three day period, the campaign was a huge success. Nonetheless, due to the size of the property, only a portion of the homes within the park were covered. Knowing the need that exists in the area, OFR and the Red Cross have scheduled another three day canvassing event.

Residents of Spanish Oaks (3150 NE 36th Ave.) can expect to see friendly faces knocking at their doors on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (February 7th, 8th, and 10th), between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM – as weather allows. Installations are free of charge and meant to add a layer of protection against fire to the homes.

Ocala Fire Rescue reminds the public that any home owner residing inside the city limits, can request a free smoke detector, and its installation, by visiting www.OcalaFire.org.


Contact:      Ashley Lopez, Public Information Officer

Telephone: (352)629-8306

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