Firefighters offer free smoke alarms

March 04, 1996

The Fire Prevention Committee at Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department has been given 30 smoke detectors to give away in the community to those who need one.

Committee chairwoman Debbie Gartrell said the Carroll County Health Department's Injury Prevention coordinator Meg Gobrecht gave the station the smoke detectors as part of its Keep Injuries Down with Safety (KIDS) Club program.

The smoke detectors are available to anyone living within Winfield's response area. Fire Department personnel will go to the home, install the detectors free of charge and conduct a safety inspection of the home, Ms. Gartrell said.

Residents interested in obtaining a free smoke detector, or having the safety inspection, can call Ms. Gartrell at the firehouse at 795-1333 or at home at 875-9587.

Fire

Mount Airy: Mount Airy firefighters assisted Frederick County units with a chimney fire on Leafy Hollow Circle at 6:33 p.m. Thursday. Units were out 30 minutes.

Mount Airy: Mount Airy and Union Bridge firefighters assisted Frederick County units at a chimney fire in the 14300 block of Peddicord Road at 5:19 a.m. Thursday. Units were out 59 minutes.

New Market: Mount Airy firefighters assisted Frederick County units with a car fire near Interstate 70 and Route 75 at 6:48 p.m. Thursday. Units were out an hour.

New Market: Mount Airy firefighters assisted Frederick County units at a vehicle fire in the 5000 block of Old Bartholows Road at 8:23 a.m. Thursday. Units were out 33 minutes.

Woodbine: Mount Airy firefighters assisted Howard County units with a house fire on A. E. Mullinex Road at 9:44 p.m. Thursday. Units were out 15 minutes.

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