Update: 5:30 pm, 4/24/19, Wednesday
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) — 200 smoke detectors will be making their ways into area homes. The fire department got a $3,000 grant from FM Global to buy them.
They’re available to low-income households. Fire Chief Steve Bennett says they can save lives. The detectors have 10-year batteries.
It’s recommended they be tested once a month. Give the fire station a call if you would like one.
Charleston Fire Department
(217) 345 – 2132
Original: 4:30 pm, 4/22/19, Monday
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) — FM Global has given the Charleston Fire Department a $3,000 grant for preventative measures.
Authorities used the money to buy 200 smoke detectors with 10-year sealed batteries. They will be available to low-income households in need of the devices.
Chief Steve Bennett stated “Early detection of a fire is key to survival, especially while occupants are sleeping.”
Since fire continues to be the leading cause of property damage worldwide, FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire service organizations around the globe over the past 40-years.