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Smoke detector blitz
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Camden Fire Department Chief John Bowers (far left), Assistant Chief Phil Elliott (sitting) and American Red Cross Central South Carolina Chapter Program Director John Wright discuss a detector/fire safety blitz undertaken Thursday in the south Camden community. The purpose of the effort was to educate residents about fire safety and offer free smoke detectors and installation for those who needed or wanted them. - photo by Jim Tatum
Teams of firefighters went out into the south Camden community to speak with area residents about fire safety and offer to install free smoke detectors in their homes. John Wright, program manager for the Red Cross’s Central South Carolina Chapter, said the smoke detector programs are an ongoing initiative by the Red Cross. Camden Fire Department Chief John Bowers thanked the Red Cross, saying this is not only a strong partnership, but a great opportunity to protect more than 200 homes and their residents in the community.