Free window and door alarms for every resident of the Prospect Red Bay area? Sounds too good to be true.
But in this case, it is true: The Prospect Red Bay community group decided to use $6,000 worth of winnings to provide the equipment after their Community Emergency Response Team scooped first place in last year’s CERT Challenge.
Sabrina Turner, the chairperson of the Prospect Red Bay Community Group, said local residents have, so far, been shocked at the gesture.
“I just noticed on our Facebook wall, somebody asked: ‘is this for real?’ It is real, it’s not fake,” Ms. Turner explained.
She went on: “I think the days of persons getting something for free, it’s almost like: this doesn’t happen!”
The alarms are available from the Seafarers Hall on Victory Avenue on Wednesday (21 November) between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. and at the same time Thursday (22 November.)
Organisers say collecting your alarm is an easy process.
“All they do is come along with proof of ID, who they are and where they live: their voters’ registration card or a current utility bill that bears their name and their address, proving that they live within the prospect red bay community,” Ms. Turner said.
“They will be given two alarms that already come with batteries, we’ll even show you how to assemble them. it’s very easy,” she added.
The group said that despite the light weight and small size, the alarms can be installed on any surface, without tools, and will give off a piercing 120-decibel siren.