Amazon generously donated 550 smoke detectors and smoke/carbon monoxide detectors to the City of Moreno Valley Fire Explorers to help encourage residents to install these life-saving devices.

The smoke detectors will be given out to members of the public at the City of Moreno Valley’s 2017 Public Safety Expo on Saturday, April 1.

“Smoke alarms are a key part of home fire safety,” said Moreno Valley City Fire Marshal Adria Reinertson. “When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.”

Reinertson encouraged residents to install smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area and on every floor. She also encouraged residents to test all smoke alarms at least once a month.

The smoke detector donation is the latest way Amazon, which operates a 1.25 million square-foot fulfillment center in Moreno Valley, has given back to the City and its residents. Amazon volunteers recently helped to give kennels at the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter a facelift with a fresh coat of paint and surprised students and staff at Edgemont Elementary School with a delivery of more than $15,000 in much needed supplies, including audio visual equipment that will be used to teach students how a newsroom operates.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the City and our local fire department,” said Catie Hydeman, General Manager of Amazon’s Moreno Valley fulfillment center. “Amazon is committed to being a good neighbor and supporting the communities where our associates live and work. We are really proud to be here in the Inland Empire, and it’s great to be able to give back in a way that provides hundreds of residents with the necessary equipment to protect their homes and families.”

The 2017 Public Safety Expo features Moreno Valley’s bravest police officers and firefighters in action.

Join us at the Moreno Valley Civic Center on April 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to see Moreno Valley’s finest show off their skills including live demonstrations with police dogs, the Jaws of Life and much more.

Bring the entire family to this family-friendly event to see police and fire equipment up close, investigate career opportunities and learn more about how our law enforcement and fire personnel do their jobs.

Come for the demonstrations and stay for the food, music and giveaways. The event is free.

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