Save lives by installing Smoke Alarms

Sponsored by:

Hailey Fire Department

Project Champion:

Kristy Heitzman


What are the appropriate grade levels?

8th through 12th

Is there a limit to the number of participants?

up to 10 students but would work in teams of 2-3 students accompanied by one or two firefighters

Is there an opportunity for community service?



A few students will partner with Blaine County Fire Chiefs and The American Red Cross to install smoke detectors in residences. After a resident registers to have smoke detectors installed, a representative will schedule an installation, and then a few students will accompany firefighters and enter the home and assist the firefighter in the installation and a discussion of fire safety.


The Blaine County Fire Chiefs have partnered with American Red Cross to install smoke detectors into single family homes and Wow students can help us reach this goal. The goal of the Home Fire Campaign is to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent over five years across America. The American Red Cross and Blaine County Fire Chiefs ask every household to take two simple steps to help save lives: check or install smoke alarms and to practice fire drills at home.

American Red Cross has provided Blaine County Fire Chiefs with smoke detectors that can be installed in homes for free. These smoke detectors have a 10 year battery. Hailey Fire Chief, Craig Aberbach explained that although these smoke detectors have a 10 year battery they still need to be tested on a regular basis to ensure they are working properly and for the safety of the residents. In this project, students have the opportunity to learn about proper function and installation of smoke alarms, and more importantly, save lives from potential fires.

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