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Mayor's Office

Flint Fire Department Awarded Escape Ladders and Smoke Alarms for Residents

(FLINT)  Mayor Karen Weaver and Chief Ray Barton, of the Flint Fire Department, are promoting the Climbing for Life fire safety and awareness campaign in the City of Flint. The goal of the campaign is to promote awareness and safe use of home fire escape ladders, smoke alarms and home escape planning. 

The Flint Fire Department has received over 200 two-story home escape ladders and 1,500 smoke alarms. In order to receive a home escape ladder residents must first successfully complete a home safety escape ladder installation and use training provided by the local chapter, and develop a fire escape plan for the home. Firefighters will install smoke alarms if needed, and deliver the escape ladders to the home at a later date. 

Delivery of the home escape ladders will be scheduled during the training session.  Only Flint residents with two-story homes are eligible to receive an escape ladder. Due to the number of ladders awarded, only the first 70 Flint community members at each location will be accepted into the training session to receive an escape ladder.  

For more information, or to schedule a smoke alarm check and/or installation if needed, residents can call Sgt. Carrie Edwards at (810) 762-7336 and ask for extension 5225. 


 Available Training Sessions:
First Session:
Thursday, July 27, 2017   2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Brennan Community Center
1301 Pingree Ave.

Second Session:
Thursday, July 27, 2017   5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Berston Field House  3300 Saginaw St.

Third Session:
Friday, July 28, 2017   9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Hasselbring Senior Center
1002 W. Home Ave.