Lancaster City Fire Foundation providing smoke detectors

In an effort to save lives, the Lancaster City Fire Foundation is heading an initiative to equip every home in the city with a working smoke detector.

The program launched today with the installation of the first smoke alarm.

The campaign aims to give four-thousand detectors to the Lancaster City Fire Bureau.

Lancaster city has already had multiple fire fatalities this year, including a July fire that killed seven members of the same family.

“We’ll provide smoke detectors throughout the city to any homeowner who needs smoke detectors. We’ve had nine deaths in the City of Lancaster just in the last few months…one severely injured firefighter…and all of these homes were not protected by working smoke detectors,” said Patrick Egan of the Lancaster City Fire Foundation.

The initiative will be funded by donations. Each $12.50 donated can buy one smoke detector.

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City’s free smoke detector program praised

As found at:  http://lancasteronline.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/city-s-free-smoke-detector-program-praised/article_18e45558-278c-5be8-88d8-18fa30d9a153.html

TO THE EDITORS:

I would like to encourage all city residents to take advantage of the free smoke detector installation by the city fire department.

My home previously had three devices, but since members of the fire department were here, I now have 10.

With one phone call, a team will come to your home, and lives could be saved.

Many thanks and much appreciation to our fire department for this program.

May Alice Brubaker

Lancaster