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Williamsport gets 60 strobe smoke detectors for deaf, hearing impaired

March 3, 2007


WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. The Williamsport Fire Department has a program to help deaf people have free, specialized smoke detectors.

Over the past year the initiative has grabbed the attention of a national foundation — The Safer Housing Foundation. This morning, Gary Johnson, the executive director of the foundation, presented the Williamsport Bureau of Fire with 60 strobe smoke detectors. Fire Inspector Tom Swigert says, to date, more than five-thousand dollars has been donated by area residents and volunteer fire companies to purchase more specialized smoke detectors. Swigert says he is getting calls on a daily basis from county residents who would like to have one. Fire Chief Randy Goodbrod said there is a good chance the smoke detector program will expand across the state and eventually nationwide.Information from: Kathy Thomas/WRAK-AM, http://www.wrakam.com

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