Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector Grant Received to Assist Elderly
The Boxford Fire Department applied for and received a Grant which would allow them to give free Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors to our Boxford seniors. Call the Boxford COA at (978) 887-3591 if you are interested. The COA will work with setting up appointments where someone from the Fire Department will visit your home and assess your detector needs. In some cases, they will install the detectors but in others, like the hardwired units, they will recommend an electrician to install them.
To help us find you, please make sure that your house number is not obstructed by snow. If your mailbox has been knocked down try fixing a number to a nearby tree. All houses should have a number (3-5 inches tall) fixed to the house. The number should be visible from the street. If your house is set back and not visible from the street, it should be placed in a manner that we can see it as soon as possible while driving up your driveway. Numbers should also be an offsetting color so it does not blend in.
Boxford Fire is a combination department consisting of (5) paid staff and about (50) paid on-call firefighters. We operate out of 2 fire stations and serve a population of 8500 over 24 square miles. Our service area is a community of residential single-family homes located 30 minutes north of Boston. Interstate Route 95 cuts a five mile path through the town over which extremely heavy volumes of car and truck traffic travel daily on their way to points in northern New England and south towards Boston and New York. State roads Route 133 and 97 cut an east west path connecting our town to the New England.