The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

January 21, 2014

Farr donation aids smoke-detector project

The Clinton Herald

---- — CAMANCHE — A recent donation in the memory of Richard Farr has helped continue a long-standing program through the Camanche Fire Department.

The donation allows the department to purchase more smoke detectors. A majority of the project is funded by private donations from individuals and businesses.

The Camanche Fire Department has 10-year smoke detectors available to the community. These detectors are powered with a long-life battery. The department recently purchased an additional 100 detectors with the assistance of donation in Farr’s memory.

Those who have an older battery-operated smoke detectors (non-hardwired) can have these upgraded detectors. The 10-year detectors are free to the community and a member of the fire department will install the detectors at no charge.

In the past two years, the department has installed 1,077 smoke detectors.

For more information, call the Camanche Fire Department at (563) 259-1112.