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Newton County Fire Services participates in Smoke Detector Safety Blitz
smoke Detector Safety Blitz

COVINGTON, Ga. — Newton County Fire Services partnered with the American Red Cross for a Smoke Detector Safety Blitz, installing 132 smoke detectors in 58 homes on Saturday, Oct. 26.

NCFS employees, American Red Cross workers and volunteers worked throughout the day to ensure the life-saving devices were available to whoever was in need. There were 200 fire alarms donated to the campaign by the American Red Cross.

NCFS Specialist James Franklin organized the event, which impacted 174 residents.

“I would like to thank the American Red Cross and all the volunteers who helped make this campaign a great success,” Franklin said. “Any time we can work together to make our community safer is a benefit to the citizens of Newton County.”

If you or someone you know is in need of a smoke alarm or a battery replacement, or have any questions on fire safety, contact Franklin at 678-212-5411 or NCFS at 770-784-2116.

It is the goal of NCFS to educate citizens on the importance of early warning and fire safety to help reduce injury and death during fires.