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

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