Friday, May 27, 2022

Pender County giving away free smoke detectors

PENDER COUNTY — Don’t have a smoke detector in your home? Members of the Burgaw and Atkinson communities will be able to get the devices for free.

Pender County Emergency Management and nearby fire departments are partnering with the American Red Cross to give away the devices at no cost to residents.

Supplies are limited for now, but the county is expecting additional deliveries.

To request an alarm, call Pender County Emergency Management at 910-259-1210 or visit

The smoke detectors do not require extra batteries. Families on limited or fixed incomes can receive help with installation.

“Smoke detectors save lives,” Pender County Fire Marshal Mark Haraway stated in a news release. “A working smoke detector is essential to protect you and your family – especially at night.”

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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