FREMONT -- The Fremont Fire Department is seeking volunteers to install smoke detectors in the homes of the elderly, disabled and low-income families.

Volunteers would be asked to spend 8-to-10 hours per week on the program, and to replace smoke detectors' batteries in homes each six months, upon residents' requests.

Volunteers must have the ability to safely climb a ladder and use a cordless drill, fire officials said. The smoke detectors will be installed between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

To participate, contact Fremont Deputy Fire Marshal Amiel Thurston at 510-494-4213 or athurston@fremont.gov.

To request the installation of a smoke detector, call 510-494-4246.

Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.



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