Fire/CO detector program well worth it

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The following letter is in reference to a new joint funding partnership between the Canton Fire Department, the Council on Aging, and the American Red Cross. Interested seniors can have free fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors installed in their home while also receiving a free emergency preparedness kit.

Dear Editor:

“Make your appointment to have your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed/checked.”

Sure, that’s old hat, I thought. But wait. Do you know you’ll get a backpack chock full of emergency materials? These include a radio, water packets, a flashlight, a plastic sheet and a poncho. The Red Cross adviser will also suggest you put in there canned goods such as sardines (with the pull tab), slippers and socks. When that fire starts, you may have as little as two minutes to get out of the house. Keep this by your bed and you’ll be ready.

Because one of my decks has no ground access, he put one of my ladders handy out there. He also helped me plan out two means of exiting my house.

Of course, the fireman installed all manner of smoke and CO detectors, even in the garage. This is a national drive, so call your older friends and relatives in other states and put them onto this.

Save your own life. Make a call to the Senior Center tomorrow at 781-828-1323 and set up an appointment. Do this also for folks who don’t attend the Senior Center and those who are shut-ins. They may thank you someday.

Alice C. Brown

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