By Steven Marfongella
Baker County Fire Chief
Baker County Volunteer Fire Department announced this week the immediate availability of free smoke detectors to warn homeowners in the event of a fire.
“We want to meet the needs of the community and address any concerns,” said Steven Marfongella, fire chief of Baker County Volunteer Fire Department.
The detectors were donated by Kidde, a North Carolina-based company that makes fire safety devices.
“Smoke detectors are an invaluable tool in the early discovery of fires in the home,” said the chief, adding that his department is committed to delivering products and education to enhance fire safety in the community.
Smoke detectors are available on a fire come first serve basis by contacting the fire chief at (904) 259-0231 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Marfongella said his department is “always in need of more members to help our neighbors in the event of an emergency.” Anyone interested in volunteering is urged to contact him.