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Gordon changes smoke alarm battery

By: Irene Keating

Category: Community Safety, Events / Fundraising / Offers

  4.44 PM 11 April, 2014

Location: District 15 News

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Last weekend, brigade members in the small town of Gordon reached out to their community by reinstituting their practice of helping residents change the battery in their smoke alarms. 

Recognising that some residents have difficulty or sometimes find it unsafe to change their smoke alarm battery, the brigade made fliers and sent them to the community a week or so ago to find out who would like their assistance.

Brigade members Don McKell, Shane Hall and Diane Lawson took the truck out on Sunday morning and visited those who had contacted them and changed the batteries in their smoke alarms.  

“One resident didn't have a smoke alarm at her house so we were able to install one that she purchased,” said Diane.

“This was a great opportunity to help out in our community. We spoke to Bunnings in Ballarat and explained what we were doing and they were happy to donate the batteries,” Diane added.

Pictured are Fred and Pat May and Gordon volunteer Firefighter Shane Hall.

Last Updated: 15 April 2014