|Annandale Station 8 Capt. Ralph Pisani (left) and crew member on Bradley Circle in the Broyhill Crest neighborhood.|
Firefighters from Annandale Fire Station #8 on Columbia Pike were out knocking on residents’ doors on Saturday checking to see if resident have working smoke detectors. If they don’t, the firefighters give them a new smoke detector or batteries free of charge.
The crew also does safety inspections if requested by a volunteer. “We look for things like blocked exits and unsafe extension cords. Clutter can be a hindrance if people are trying to get out,” he says.