1 Summer St.
Maynard, MA 01754
For Immediate Release
Monday July 21, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Maynard Fire Department Offers Free Home Inspections
No Cost Inspections May Remove Dangers, Prevent Fires, and Save Lives!
MAYNARD – Maynard Fire Chief Anthony Stowers recommends that all residents consider the Fire Department’s Home Inspection program. This program is free to Maynard residents and offers the opportunity to have a qualified fire official check the safety of your home and that your fire detectors are working correctly.
“There is a lot of value to this program and I would love to see our residents participate in it,” Chief Stowers said. “The safety measures that these inspections look at will help the residents that participate have safer homes for their families. It’s free, and no one gets in trouble by having the fire department come do an inspection. We just want to help!”
The fire inspection is meant to keep you safe in your home, checking for any possible dangers. Throughout the inspection, firefighters will check your home, giving you tips to keep your family and home safe. The inspections last approximately one hour.
Some areas that the inspection will cover include:
- On the outside of the house, firefighters will look for street numbers making sure they are at least 4” high and of contrasting color so responders can see it from the street.
- If the occupant has a pool, some safety tips are available to ensure the safety of all occupants and children.
- The inspection then moves inside and looks at smoke and carbon monoxide detector operation and placement, electrical safety, slip trip and fall hazards among other items.
Fire inspections will begin in October, which is also Fire Prevention Month. This program offers preventative safety tips, helping Maynard residents avoid a possible catastrophe if they were not aware of a safety hazard present in their home.
“The benefits of this program are huge. Having a qualified professional look at your home for possible sources of danger at no cost is priceless for the safety of you, your family and your home,” Chief Stowers said.
Maynard Fire Department offers many resources for residents and businesses on their website at: http://www.townofmaynard-ma.gov/safety/mfd/
You may book a spring inspection from April 1 through May 31 and a Fall inspection
Sept 1 through October 31. Please call Nancy Brooks at 978-897-1015 for an appointment. All appointments will be scheduled on Saturdays.