Ocala Fire Rescue is proud to announce a new program known as S.A.F.E. (Smoke Alarms For Escape). City residents may stop by Ocala Fire Rescue’s administrative office to receive a free smoke alarm. The fire department’s administrative office, located at 410 NE 3 Street, is open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.
A home fire impacts the life of an American family every 85 seconds. The simple act of having a working smoke alarm in the home can double a family’s chances of surviving a fire. On average, nearly three children die each day in home fires. Overall, roughly eighty percent of home fire deaths in this country occur in homes without working smoke alarms.