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County Offering Smoke Detectors - Reminds Residents to Change Batteries

(Woodbury, NJ) - The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced today that the Gloucester County Fire Marshals Office has 144 smoke detectors and smoke detector batteries available for Gloucester County citizens. 

"If a resident needs a smoke detector they should call the County Fire Marshall.  The county periodically receives smoke detectors through various donations and we want to make sure they are getting out to those who need them, said Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney. 

Director Sweeney said, "Daylight Savings Time and the change of seasons are also a good time to check batteries on smoke detectors to make sure everything is in working order. I encourage anyone in need of a smoke detector or a replacement battery to take advantage of this program, stated Director Sweeney. 

Freeholder Liaison to Emergency Response, Jean DuBois, expressed her gratitude to Gloucester Countys partners in this program, Operation 6 Save a Life Smoke Detector Campaign who donated 84 smoke detectors to the county. 

"The county works closely with many organizations that provide residents assistance and in this economy every little bit can help, stated Freeholder Liaison DuBois.  "We dont want our residents to have to scrimp on safety and the free smoke detectors and batteries can be a life saver, DuBois said.

 Both the smoke detectors and the batteries will be dispersed on an as needed basis for as long as supplies last.  Because the equipment and supplies are limited, items are distributed on a first come, first served basis.  Please call 307-7100 for more details and to make arrangements.