The Plaquemine Fire Department, in conjunction with the State Fire Marshall’s Operation Save a Life program, is offering free smoke detectors, including free installation of the detectors.

Plaquemine residents can go to any of the three Plaquemine fire stations and complete a brief application. There are no income, age or other restrictions to receive the alarms. Once completed, the Fire Department will notify residents who will receive the alarm, and schedule installation.

Proper placement of smoke detectors is important for proper operation, and firefighters know where they should be located to be most effective.

“We would prefer to come out and install it for local residents,” noted District Fire Chief Darren Ramirez, who is coordinating the project.

The three Plaquemine fire stations are located at 58164 Meriam Street, 23090 Jacob Street, and 58230 Robertson Street. For more information, call 225-687-7335. Information about Operation Save a Life is also available on the State Fire Marshall’s website:

“Smoke alarms are proven to save lives, prevent injuries and minimize property damage by alerting residents early to a fire hazard,” said Ramirez. “This is an opportunity for local residents to have a life-saver installed in their homes at no charge.”