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Town/Gown Safety Project Winners Announced

First Alert, Campus Firewatch and the Michael H. Minger Foundation thank everyone who applied to be apart of the 3rd annual Town/Gown Fire Safety Project. After a record number of applicants, the 25 fire departments and universities have been chosen!

The First Alert Town/Gown Fire Safety Community Service Project Winners!



Mcgehee Fire & EMS


Chester Fire Department


City of Hartford Fire Department

Long Ridge Fire Company


Walker County Fire Rescue


Cedar Rapids Fire Department

Spirit Lakes Fire Department


Idaho Falls Fire Department

Meridan Fire Department


Champaign Fire Department

Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department


Fort Wayne Fire Department

West Lafayette Fire Department


Richmond Fire Department


Montana State University

New York

City of Cortland Fire Department

Fairview Fire District

North Carolina

City of Hickory Fire Department

Kinston Department of Fire & Rescue


Sylvania Fire/EMS


Lacy Lakeview Fire Department


Danville Fire Department

Washington D.C.

Howard University

West Virginia

Main Harts Creek Vol. Fire Department

Saint Albans Fire Department


Congrats to all of our winners, we can't wait to see the improvement you all will make in your communities!

About the Town/Gown Fire Safety Community Service Project:

First Alert, Campus Firewatch and the Michael H. Minger Foundation are partnering with fire departments and universities across the country to raise awareness about fire safety among students and community members.


The goal of this project is to get students working alongside firefighters to conduct home safety visits and install First Alert smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. By conducting these home safety visits, students are helping to make their communities safer and learning fire safety at the same time.


First Alert will be donating 10-year sealed battery smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to 25 departments to utilize during these safety visits. Campus Firewatch and the Michael H. Minger Foundation will also provide guidance on setting up a home safety visit program, if needed.


We did a series of successful programs across the nation in 2017 and 2018. Check out this video to see what students from Colorado State University Fort Collins and the Poudre Fire Authority did to help out their community.


10-Year Sealed Battery Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Low-profile smoke and carbon monoxide alarm detects two potentially deadly threats.

Built-in 10-year battery offers continuous power for the life of the alarm.

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