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December 9, 2019 - December 11, 2019
All Day
Time Details:
10 AM - 2 PM
Council Chambers
Cranberry Township Municipal Center
2525 Rochester Road

Cranberry Township, PA 16066
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Free Smoke Detectors Available for Seniors

Monday, December 9, 2019

The Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company will distribute free smoke detectors to seniors aged 65 and over as part of its ongoing Fire Safety Education Program.

The battery-operated smoke detectors will be distributed from 10 AM - 2 PM Monday-Wednesday December 9-11. Monday and Tuesday’s distribution will be held in Council Chambers, while Wednesday’s will be held in the Bear Run Room.

To receive a free smoke detector, a person must be a Township resident who owns their home. Detectors will be given on a first come, first served basis with a limit of two per household while supplies last.

Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company officials strongly believe in the importance of having working smoke detectors, as research indicates 3 out of 5 fire deaths occur in homes without functional alarms. According to the U.S. Fire Administration and the American Red Cross, the risk of dying in a home fire is reduced by 50 percent when a working smoke alarm is installed.

Seniors are among the most vulnerable and comprise 8.5 percent of the Township’s population. Data indicates seniors are 2.7 times more likely to die in a house fire, and those 85 and over are 3.8 times more likely than the total population.