HARRISONBURG — In an effort to prevent loss of life and property due to fire, the Harrisonburg Fire Department plans to host the 11th annual free pizza and smoke alarm event today.
Firefighters are teaming up with CiCi’s Pizza on East Market Street to run the promotion that goes from 4 to 8 p.m.
During that time, city residents can order a free large pizza and have it delivered to their home. In exchange, firefighters will check the home for a working smoke alarm.
If the home doesn’t have a working smoke alarm, the department will install one for free. If the batteries don’t work, they’ll be replaced.
Lt. Wanda Willis, fire prevention officer, said statistics show three out of five homes in the country do not have working smoke alarms.
She said about 600 pizzas and 100 alarms were given out during last year’s event.
“If we save one life, it’s all worth it,” said Willis.
To order a pizza, residents can go to harrisonburgfire.org or call the business at 432-9099.
Contact Pete DeLea at 574-6278 or email@example.com