July 06, 2011 –
(MAYETTA) The Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department is installing free smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in the homes of qualified applicants on the Reservation.
Deaths from fires and burns are the fifth most common cause of unintentional injury deaths in the United States and 80 percent of all fire deaths occur in the home. Particularly at risk are the very young, the very old, people with disabilities, and people who are living on a very limited income. Having a working smoke detector more than doubles one’s chances of surviving a fire.
The Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department has been awarded a limited quantity of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors through the Kansas Fire Injury Prevention Program to be installed in residences that have an occupant that is either:
- 5 years old or younger,
- 65 years old or older,
To apply for the program, contact Cheri-Micol at the Fire Department at (785) 966-2164 orCheri-Micol@pbpnation.org to request to be placed into the applicant pool.
If you have already called to be placed into the applicant pool, Cheri Micol will be contacting applicants in the next few weeks to schedule an installation appointment.