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Smoke detectors save lives in Georgia

July 2, 2003

Albany -- Smoke detectors save lives and a Georgia giveaway program is helping. Thousands of fire alarms have been donated and installed by fire departments since a statewide program began in October 2001.

The Albany Fire Department even helps people install smoke detectors. Assistant Fire Chief James Carswell said "It's a proven fact that they save lives. It's one of the only things that can watch after you while you sleep at night. Most people who die in house fires die at nighttime hours after they have gone to sleep."

You can get a free smoke detector by calling the Dougherty County Neighborhood Service Center. Albany firefighters can help you install them.

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