Folks in North Philly receive smoke alarms from Philadelphia firefighters

Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department participated in creating a safer environment for some residents in North Philadelphia.

Crews went door-to-door on the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Nicholas Street Saturday distributing and installing smoke detectors. They distributed safety literature to folks, as well.

The distribution is part of the "Change Your Clocks - Check Your Smoke Alarms" campaign, coinciding with the end of daylight saving time.

The Philadelphia Fire Department received a $1 million grant from FEMA in 2017 to install the smoke detectors. Anyone in need of a smoke detector can get one from the fire department by contacting Philly 311.