Residents who need smoke detectors will get them free

CLINTON — For residents who do not currently have smoke detectors in their homes, Clinton Fire Department plans to fix that …and at no cost.

During their door-to-door fundraising campaign this year, firefighters will have new, 10-year-life smoke detectors with them to install in residences that do not have detectors.  It is part of a grant program that makes it possible for firefighters to install smoke detectors in homes that need them at no cost to the residents.

“This year, there’s a little catch,” says commissioner Dan Ballenger.  “Firemen have to install them.  We can’t just give them to people; we have to put them in for them.”

Ballenger said firefighters started that on Tuesday night as the department began its annual neighborhood fundraising.  He and one other person will install the detectors.

“We want every house in town to be covered,” Ballenger says.  He mentioned that included anyone covered by the Clinton Fire Protection District.


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