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Williamsport Bureau of Fire and Red Cross Team Up to Hand Out Smoke Detectors

WILLIAMSPORT -- Williamsport's bureau of fire teamed up with the Red Cross on Thursday to hand out smoke detectors.

It's all part of what's called the "Home Fire Campaign."

The Red Cross decided to come to Williamsport after hearing about last month's deadly fire on Poplar Street.

Officials say they were unable to find smoke detectors in the home where the fire happened because everything was so heavily damaged.

"Never have we taken a person that has succumbed from fire out of a house with a working smoke detector in the house unless it was foul play. So, they do work," said Williamsport Bureau of Fire Chief Todd Heckman.

So far, the "Home Fire Campaign" is credited with saving more than 300 lives.

1 Comment

  • Granny

    That is the key word “working”. How many people getting free smoke detectors will replace the battery when needed?

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