Donate New Smoke Alarms at Farmington Hills Fire Department, Comerica Bank
The alarms will be provided to local residents who need the life-saving devices installed in their homes.
The Farmington Hills Fire Department is teaming up with the Detroit Red Wings and Comerica Bank to promote the 11th Annual Smoke Detector Collection and Distribution Campaign.
Farmington Hills fire fighters are asking members of the public to drop off new packaged smoke alarms to Fire Station #5, 31455 11 Mile Rd. (at Orchard Lake Road) in Farmington Hills. Fire fighters are encouraging Scouts, churches, schools, and other civic groups to participate in the collection. As a special thank you, groups who donate will receive a tour of Fire Station #5.
Any Farmington Hills resident who lives in a single family dwelling and needs a smoke detector can stop by Fire Station #5 to fill out a smoke detector installation application. Fire fighters will then schedule an appointment with the resident and install the smoke detector at no charge.
Comerica Bank is also asking its employees and customers to donate new smoke detectors to help the community's low-income and elderly residents. Collection boxes are located in all of Comerica's Southeast Michigan banking centers through Nov. 16.
The Smoke Detector Collection and Distribution campaign was started in 2001 by Detroit Red Wings forward Brendan Shanahan to honor the memory of his father, who was a fire fighter. Since then, the program has distributed nearly 20,000 smoke detectors. In 2011, over 5,000 smoke detectors were distributed to Metro Detroit fire departments. You can help to top that number in 2012!
For more information about the Farmington Hills Fire Department’s participation in the program, contact Lt. Michael Kish at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 248-231-7930.
Source: City of Farmington Hills press release