Firm donates smoke alarms to fire department


– Photo courtesy of Fabian, Sklar, & King PC

Taking part in the presentation of the smoke alarms to the Detroit Fire Department on Thursday, Oct. 8, were (left to right) Stuart Sklar, Chief Dale Bradley, Deputy Fire Commissioner John Berlin, and Patrick King.

Farmington Hills-based Fabian, Sklar, & King PC, a law firm specializing in representing victims of fires and explosions, donated 500 10-year sealed lithium battery operated smoke alarms to the Detroit Fire Department (DFD) to help raise awareness for Fire Prevention Week, which took place Oct. 4-10. Stuart Sklar, shareholder of Fabian, Sklar, & King, made the announcement.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, the presence of working smoke alarms cuts the risk of dying in a home fire in half. This is the sixth consecutive year that Fabian, Sklar, & King has supplied the DFD with these critical tools—bringing their cumulative total of smoke alarms donated to the DFD to 3,000. These smoke alarms are then distributed throughout the Detroit community and installed free of charge by members of the Detroit Fire Department. In addition to Fabian, Sklar, & King’s donation of 500 smoke alarms, Kidde, the manufacturer of the devices, donated 100 units to the DFD—bringing the total number of smoke alarms donated to 600.

“Smoke alarms are one of the best tools available to help keep individuals and families safe from the dangers of home fires,” said Sklar. “ We are proud to partner with the Detroit Fire Department to provide these valuable life-saving tools to city residents and have them installed in their homes—enhancing the level of safety and security for individuals and families across the city.”

To request the installation of a smoke detector, citizens can contact the Detroit Fire Department at 313-596-2900.