Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue has installed smoke ala

first_imgTuscaloosa Fire and Rescue has installed smoke alarms in nearly 2,400 local homes since they began counting.One of those devices belongs to Mary Clark. She called 311 for a free smoke alarm, not knowing she’d soon wake up surrounded by flames.“Fire was coming up through the kitchen, fire was coming up through the wall,” Clark said.Clark woke around 4 a.m., surrounded by smoke. Her wake-up call? The beep-beep-beep of the smoke detector installed only a few months ago.If you’re lacking a smoke detector, all you have to do is call 311, said Tuscaloosa Fire Marshal Gene Holcomb.“The whole purpose of our program is to save lives,” Holcomb said. “This is a good example of that happening.”last_img read more