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Working smoke alarms are a crucial safety feature in every building, first responders say.

That’s why the Virginia Beach Fire Department is partnering with the American Red Cross Saturday for “Operation Smoke Alarm.” Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the agencies will distribute and install smoke alarms to qualifying Colony Mobile Home Park residents.

The program is part of an effort to provide working smoke alarms to at-risk communities, VBFD spokesman Art. F. Kohn Jr. wrote in a news release.

While the program is limited to certain Virginia Beach residents, the VBFD is encouraging people to check the batteries in this smoke alarms this weekend, keeping in mind that the entire alarm should be replaced every 10 years.



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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.