ANTRIM, Ohio–Updating a story that we brought you in late January, a community safety initiative in eastern Guernsey County continues, and in fact, is growing.
It was recently announced that the Madison Township Trustees, in cooperation with the Antrim Community Volunteer Fire Department, are holding a fire extinguisher and smoke alarm give-away.
Twenty-five First Alert fire extinguishers and 50 First Alert Smoke and Fire Alarms, are being given away free of charge to homeowners whose primary residence is in Madison Township. This is a limited time offer and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Only one alarm and fire extinguisher allowed per household.
As part of their Community Safety Initiative, the Antrim Community Volunteer Fire Department is continuing to offer to residents of their coverage area green reflective 9-1-1 address signs with numbers for $9 each and smoke alarms for $7. This offer is only for residents of Jefferson, Londonderry, Madison, Monroe, Oxford, Washington and Wills Townships.
This initiative began in January, with the primary purpose of to better mark homes for ease of finding in an emergency and to ensure more homes have working smoke alarms.
To order your free Madison Township fire extinguisher, your reflective address sign or home smoke alarm from the Antrim Fire Department, call 740-489-9232. The fire department is offering assistance in smoke alarm installation as well.
The Antrim Community Volunteer Fire Department has an on-going relationship with a wholesale company for the reflective 911 address signs and with Orme Hardware of Cambridge for the smoke alarms. These affiliations are providing these important quality items to the residents in the Antrim response area at a great discount. Officials point out that the fire department makes no money from these sales.