Local Fire Department Warns Households Without Smoke Alarms Of Fire Dangers

POSTED BY: News Department
Thursday, January 17, 2002 - 12:05 PM
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It is a lifesaver and one of the most important safety tools in your home, and surprisingly many homes are without one. Because of the two-fatality house fire that occurred last weekend, the Zanesville Fire Department wants to spread the word that smoke detectors should be in every household. Free smoke detectors are available at the Zanesville Fire Department for anyone who needs a smoke alarm and cannot afford one. These detectors are being provided by the ABC Wilson Fund, which was set up after a fatal house fire that took place on Christmas Day thirteen years ago, claimed the lives of three young boys. Their names were Adam, Brian, and Craig Wilson, and the fund in their name was started to go ahead and try to help anyone who cannot afford an alarm or who doesn’t have one. Fire officials at the station will be willing to instruct homeowners on how to install the detectors, or install the smoke alarms for those who are unable to. The Fire Department is also putting out a plea to service organizations in the area, for monetary donations for the ABC Wilson Fund’s free smoke detectors. If you would like to contribute to the fund or are in need of a smoke alarm, contact the Zanesville Fire Department at 455-0714.

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