Sullivan Fire Receives Grant For Free Smoke Detector Program
For many years now the Sullivan Fire Protection District has participated in a number of programs to help residents in need with critical lifesaving smoke detectors. The program in past years has been at no cost to residents and firefighters often assist the elderly and those unable to install them in their homes properly.
In an effort to continue the smoke detector program, Sullivan Fire Chief Eric Lewis submitted a grant application to FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, that will allow the fire district to continue to support life safety and fire prevention initiates in the community.
“This grant will be utilized to buy smoke detectors to support the district’s residential smoke detector program,” said Chief Lewis. “Through the Sullivan Fire Protection District’s program, residents of the district are eligible for one free smoke detector for their home. All they have to do is come to Sullivan Fire Station One, which is temporarily at 5 South Church Street, due to renovation of Station One, and fill out some basic paperwork. The paperwork is documented so that we know where the detectors are going.”
Lewis felt that it is important to keep this program going and to be able to assist residents and save lives.
“Receiving this grant ensures that the Sullivan Fire Protection District’s program will continue for years to come, helping to keep our residents safe,” concluded Chief Lewis.
The grant, which should fund some 100 smoke detectors, was formerly presented this past week by FM Global Representative Alex Usry to Sullivan Fire Chief Eric Lewis.