Residents within the Monarch Fire Protection District can leverage of a limited supply of half-off smoke alarms being provided by the district. Monarch's House No. 2, at 18424 Wildhorse Creek Rd., services Wildwood residents.
The deal is part of an agreement between the district and the Home Depot store in Chesterfield Valley to supply 600 of the hard-wired alarms to residents living within the district for $10.90 each.
The smoke alarms are being offered on a first-come, first-serve basis due to the limited supply. District spokespersons said they will provide installation free of charge, although the appointments need to be pre-scheduled.
Payment for the smoke alarms must be received prior to installation. Residents may contact the District through their website at www.monarchfpd.org to schedule an installation.
The smoke alarms are 120-volt Kidde Model i2060, and come with a 10-year warranty and an easy to change front-loading battery backup.
In an e-mail announcing the service, Monarch firefighter Shawn Karl said the district always has offered battery-operated smoke alarms to residents without working smoke alarms, and the new service is just another step aimed at improving residents' safety.