by Brian Chambers, Director of Communications City of Huntington

HUNTINGTON -- State Farm Insurance, the City of Huntington and the Huntington Fire Department are proud to announce the restoration of the free Home Safety Survey and Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Detector Installation Program.


State Farm has issued a $5,000 grant to the Fire Department so that it can purchase and install dual-use carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in residences and provide each family that receives one a home safety check. Firefighters will check for extension cord use, space heaters near combustibles and means of egress from the home. They will then install dual-use carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.


The program coincides with the National Fire Protection Association’s "Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month" fire prevention campaign. According to the NFPA, smoke alarms can reduce the chance of dying in a home fire in half.


To schedule an appointment with the Fire Department for an installation and home safety check or to inquire about making a donation to the program, call 304-781-8477.