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Volunteer firefighters, Red Cross join efforts to install hundreds of free smoke detectors in local homes

By Jennifer Zartman Romano

Last Saturday, dozens of local volunteer firefighters and supporters traveled door to door in South Whitley replacing old, non-working and outdated smoke alarms in resident's homes.
The project was made possible by the Red Cross, providing scores of free devices for local homes. The effort was organized by Martha Trier of South Whitley and included volunteer firefighters, community volunteers and Red Cross volunteers. In all, 254 smoke alarms were installed in South Whitley area homes last Saturday.
On Monday, March 13, the effort continues in another corner of Whitley County when Union Township Fire Department will join Red Cross volunteers to install free smoke detectors to homes in Miami Village through the Red Cross Free Smoke Detector Program.

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