Fire Department pass out smoke detectors to Tulsa community following fatal fire over the weekend

After a fire left one woman dead in west Tulsa Sunday, the Tulsa Fire Department (TFD) hit the streets Tuesday in that same neighborhood to help residents be prepared in the event of a house fire.

Firefighters went door-to-door in their “After the Fire” event to make sure residents had smoke detectors in their homes.

TFD Lt. Allen Taylor was one of the many firefighters out near S 49th Street West and Charles Page Blvd Tuesday afternoon connecting with the community.

“We’re going around the neighborhood making sure that everyone has a working smoke detector just because of that recent structure that they had that was a fatality fire,” Taylor said.

TFD installed the smoke detectors free of charge as well. It was described as a simple, but crucial step for keeping people safe.

Taylor also said smoke detectors save lives.

“Absolutely yes they have [saved lives]. We’ve had situations where the occupants have said the smoke detectors alerted them, and they got out of the house,” Taylor said.

If you need a smoke detector, TFD said they are always happy to help. You can reach out to them at (918)-596-9444.