Free alarms for Prospect residents

The Prospect Red Bay Community Group is giving away free window and door alarms to every home in the Prospect and Red Bay area.

The group’s Community Emergency Response Team won first place in the 2017 annual CERT Challenge and decided to use the winnings to provide a siren system for the community.

“When we won the CERT Challenge and realized we had $6,000 to spend, we wanted to use the funds to do something positive for as many people in our community as possible,” the group’s Executive Committee Chairperson Sabrina Turner said in a press release.

“We decided on the alarms because they can be placed on any window or door in the home and they add another level of security and awareness to our existing neighborhood watch.”

The lightweight alarms have a piercing 120 decibel siren and can installed to any surface in seconds and no tools are required, according to the press release.

The free giveaway takes place on Wednesday and Thursday this week, between 6-8 p.m. at the Seafarers Hall on Victory Avenue.

To receive an alarm, residents are asked to bring a current utility bill in their name or their voter ID to confirm they live in the area. In addition to the alarms, residents will also receive free neighborhood watch window decals.

“The catchment area for our group begins from Selkirk Avenue and extends to the Flow telephone exchange in Spotts, on both the land and sea side,” said Ms. Turner. “We are very excited about the giveaway and look forward to receiving a great response from residents that are able to come to the Seafarers Hall.

“For the seniors in our area who can’t make it to the Hall, we will also be organizing a delivery at a later date in the future.”

She thanked Hazard Management Cayman Islands and the Cayman Islands Red Cross for hosting the CERT Challenge, which made the giveaway possible.

For more information, contact the Prospect Red Bay Community Executive Committee at [email protected] or visit its Facebook page.

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