In recognition of Fire Prevention Month in October, ServiceMaster Restore franchises nationwide are partnering with local fire departments to provide and install smoke alarms to homes that need them. The effort is titled We Serve: Fire Prevention Program 2022.

“As experts in fire and smoke damage restoration, we know the devastation that fire can cause to people and property,” said John Tovar, President of ServiceMaster Restore. “Death and injury from house fires are largely preventable if there are working smoke alarms in place. By partnering with local first responders, we aim to help protect the most vulnerable populations in at-risk communities across the country.”

Nationally, more than 2,500 people died in house fires in 2021. Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms are one of the best and least expensive ways to provide an early warning of a potentially deadly fire. The National Fire Protection Association recommends installing at least one smoke alarm in every level of a home. Chances of surviving a house fire are two to three times greater with a working smoke alarm.