09/25/14 2:47 p.m.
In 2006, Findlay fire captain Jerry Greer responded to a home fire. Three people lost their lives because of that fire and since then, Greer has been passionate about providing smoke alarms to as many people as possible.
Last year 2,500 smoke alarms were given to elementary students in Findlay City Schools. Greer said this year the program is expanding to county schools, St. Michael’s and home school students in the area.
The Findlay Fire Department distributes the smoke alarms through a grant from the Community Foundation as well as donations from Hancock-Wood Electric and local Walmart stores.
Starting October 6 every kindergarten student in Findlay schools as well as every elementary student in the county schools will receive a smoke alarm.
Oct. 6: Whittier Primary 9:45 a.m., Wilson Vance 11:25 a.m. and Northview Primary 2:45 p.m.
Oct. 7: Jefferson Primary 9:30 a.m. and Bigelow Hill 2 p.m.
Oct. 8: Jacobs Primary 10 a.m. and Chamberlin Hill 2 p.m.
Oct. 9: Lincoln Elementary 10 a.m. and Vanlue Elementary 2 p.m.
Oct. 10: St. Michael’s Elementary 10 a.m. and Liberty-Benton Elementary 2 p.m.
Oct. 13: McComb Elementary 9 a.m. and Arcadia Elementary 1 p.m.
Oct. 14: Cory-Rawson Elementary 9 a.m. and Arlington Elementary 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 15: Riverdale Elementary 10 a.m. and Van Buren Elementary 1:30 p.m.
Distribution for local home school students will be held at Fire Station #4 in Findlay at a date and time to be announced.
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