MAKING LOCAL HOMES SAFER
Patsy Towle is among the local residents who received free smoke alarms through today’s Sound the Alarm event, where Red Cross volunteers and members of Camden, Rockport and Rockland Fire Departments also shared information on the causes of home fires, what to do if a fire starts and how to create an escape plan.
Towle signed-up after realizing her own smoke alarms were far past their 10-year expiration date – and not functioning at all due to old batteries. New, working smoke alarms throughout her home are providing much needed peace of mind.
“It makes me much more comfortable. I haven’t been able to change the batteries in the old ones. I am getting older and it’s harder for me to reach up and do things or get on a step ladder. I can now stay in my home longer. I am planning to live to be 100. So now I figure I’m safer,” said Towle, 88, of Camden.