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CFD smoke detector blitz goes big
City Council - Smoke Detector Blitz Web
Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford (front row, third from left) and Camden City Council members stand with members of the Camden Fire Department (CFD) following a report by Assistant Chief Eddie Gardner (front row, far left) during councils Aug. 14 meeting about the CFDs ongoing smoke detector blitz. Gardner said the department has installed 933 smoke detectors so far and hope to finish the blitz with a record-breaking 1,500 devices installed in and around Camden. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
The Camden Fire Department (CFD) recently installed 933 smoke detectors in homes in and around Camden, and they’re not done yet. The CFD is in the midst of its annual smoke detector “blitz,” trying to ensure that every home as at least one, if not more, smoke detectors. CFD Assistant Chief Eddie Gardner briefed Camden City Council during its Aug. 14 meeting about the effort, pointing out that the department has been involved in getting smoke detectors into homes since the 1980s.

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