The Williston Fire Department (WFD) and Williams County/Williston Emergency Management are teaming up with the American Red Cross for the "Sound the Alarm" event scheduled for October 21st, 2023. This initiative aims to enhance community safety by providing free smoke detectors with professional installation to those in need.

The Importance of Working Smoke Detectors

According to data from the U.S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association, having operational smoke detectors can dramatically reduce the risk of injury or death during a fire. Shockingly, in more than 54% of residential fires, a smoke detector has been the first indication of a fire. The data also reveals that occupants are twice as likely to be injured when there is no functioning smoke detector present.

Smoke detectors act as essential early warning systems, giving residents precious seconds to escape a potentially life-threatening situation. With this understanding, the "Sound the Alarm" event seeks to ensure that every household in need is equipped with this vital safety device.

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What to Expect on October 21st

On Saturday, October 21st, from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM, dedicated volunteers from the Williston Fire Department and the American Red Cross will be canvassing select neighborhoods, providing free smoke detectors and installation to those who require assistance.

Residents interested in participating in this event can pre-register by visiting and clicking on "Learn More and Request an Appointment." Pre-registered households will receive visits from installation crews on October 21st, ensuring that their homes are equipped with working smoke detectors.

Get Involved: Volunteer Opportunities

The American Red Cross is also extending an invitation to community members who would like to get involved. Volunteers can register to assist with the event at the same website, By volunteering, you can help make a significant difference in your community and contribute to the safety and well-being of your neighbors.

For More Information

For additional information about this event, please contact Assistant Chief Corey Johnson at 701.572.3400 or via email at

To learn more about the Williston Fire Department and its ongoing efforts to enhance community safety, please visit their website at You can also stay updated on WFD activities and news by following them on Facebook (@WillistonFire) and Instagram (@Williston_Fire).

For comprehensive updates and information about the City of Williston, including events, services, and community initiatives, follow the City of Williston on Facebook (@cityofwilliston), Instagram (@cityofwilliston), and LinkedIn.

To reach the City of Williston directly, visit their website at, call 701.577.8100, or stop by their offices at 22 East Broadway, Williston, ND.

By participating in the "Sound the Alarm" event or volunteering your time, you can play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of your community. Don't miss this opportunity to make a positive impact and help protect your neighbors from the dangers of residential fires.

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