The Grand Rapids Fire Department celebrated a milestone recently that it has been working toward for the past 5 years. According to Fox17 West Michigan, the firefighters of Ladder 1 installed their 50,000th smoke alarm on April 14th. The department celebrated the occasion with an event featuring the fire chief and mayor. The fire prevention division installed the alarms in more than 8,200 owner-occupied homes as part of a Residential Safety Program that began in 2013. As part of a free program, in addition to the installations, home safety assessments are done and home fire prevention education is provided. Carbon monoxide alarms are also installed with the help of grant funding. NFPA’s “Planning and Implementing a Successful Smoke Alarm Installation Program” is a comprehensive guidebook to help you get an installation program started in your community.