After deadly multi-dwelling fires occurred in the Bronx and Philadelphia last month, Camden County Commissioner Jon Young, Vincent Jackson, the Camden County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator, and other Camden City officials met today to discuss the importance of fire safety. Officials were also be joined by the Camden City Fire Department and the American Red Cross who shared basic fire prevention tips and highlighted free resources that are available to residents, including smoke detectors.
“The tragic fires that occurred in New York and Philadelphia have shown us that fire safety is a lifesaving tool that needs to be better taught to residents living in both apartment buildings and single-family homes,” Commissioner Jon Young said. “It’s so critically important that our residents have working smoke detectors and a fire safety plan in place so they cannot only prevent fires in their homes, but they can know the steps to take if a fire does occur.”
The Camden City Fire Department and the American Red Cross offer free fire prevention resources to the public. Information and resources can be obtained by visiting ci.camden.nj.us/fire-department and at redcross.org/local/new-jersey For questions, fire prevention information or to request a free smoke detector installation, please contact the Camden Fire Department by calling (856) 757-7520 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org