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Senior SAFE installs almost 600 alarms across three days of volunteer service

Published: May. 3, 2022 at 6:57 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Senior Safe Alarm Program in Casper began as a group of volunteers changing smoke alarm batteries. Since 2014, it has grown into a full-blown alarm updating and installation program to help senior homes meet fire safety standards.

On Tuesday, May 3, the program sent out 13 groups of volunteers to install over 280 smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for Casper seniors. Over the course of three days, the Senior Safe expects to install almost 600 alarms.

“It is absolutely a wonderful thing... makes you feel good inside. We actually thank everybody for letting us help them because we know that we’ve made a difference in their lives,” said Senior Safe Coordinator Lisa Hubbard.

Volunteers from Casper College, Casper Fire, and the community worked together to install alarms in homes. The program not only replaces old alarms but will install new ones in any areas of a home where they may be needed.

During the installation process, volunteers also discuss other community programs that may benefit seniors.

“The cool thing about this is that every time we install in somebody’s home that address goes on the registry with the Casper Fire Deparment and every ten years then that address will get replacement alarms,” said Hubbard.

Three-person teams spent Saturday, April 30, and Tuesday, May 3 installing alarms. Senior Safe has one more day of installations planned, Saturday, May 7.

Volunteers can still sign up to help Senior Safe on May 7, to sign up visit the Serve Wyoming website.

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