More smoke detectors will soon be coming to Madison families that need them.
The Madison Fire Department says residents who are older than 65 or have children younger than 5 will be eligible for the detectors.
The department is using a $69,000 grant to install about 5,000 smoke detectors in 1,000 homes.
Fire Chief Steven Davis is urging those who qualify to contact the department.
“You can call our office to set up an appointment to have our people come out and install the smoke detectors,” said Davis.
Back in 2009 the city passed an ordinance requiring 10-year lithium, hard-wire smoke detectors in Madison homes, and that’s what firefighters will be installing.
The department hopes to have the project wrapped up by the end of the year.