Smoke Detectors to be Distributed to Local Area Residents
The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will join with the American Red Cross and local area Fire Departments to distribute free smoke detectors to local area residents. The smoke detectors were obtained by the American Red Cross.
“The American Red Cross and our CERTS team have joined with our local fire professionals to undertake a proactive project that is most certain to save lives and make our homes safer,” advised Undersheriff Mike Downey.
Information provided by the Red Cross advises that an estimated 890 lives could be saved each year if all homes had working smoke alarms.
The teams will start at 9am each morning with the dates and locations listed below.
April 2, 2016 Bonfield and Otto Township
April 9, 2016 Aroma Park
April 16, 2016 Essex and Reddick
April 23, 2016 Grant Park
April 30, 2016 Herscher
May 7, 2016 Hopkins Park
May 14, 2016 Momence
May 21, 2016 St. Anne
May 28, 2016 Buckingham, Irwin and Union Hill
June 4, 2016 Sun River Terrace