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Firefighters give away and install smoke detectors

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

DAWSON,  GA (WALB) – The Terrell county fire department is giving away smoke detectors thanks to a grant they received from the CDC.

They started the program last year and gave away 135 smoke detectors. They've already given away 50 this year and hope people will take advantage of the freebies as winter roles in and heaters are turned on.

The fire department does more than just hand them out, they'll even make a trip to your house and install it for you.

"This is the second year we've been doing this program. And we just wanted to let the community know they are here to be installed and just give us a call," said Chief Edward Harvey with the Terrell County Fire Department.

They have about 70 smoke detectors in stock now. But they can order more from the CDC with a simple phone call. If you want one, give them a call at 995-2425.

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