Be Safe….Replace

By | March 30, 2014

Johnathan Gotaski with Dan Barnhart Dan Barnhardt Larry Hepburn with Chris Melite IMG_5627The Town of Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS Department’s Be Safe….Replace campaign took place Sunday afternoon March 9th, Daylight Saving Time. 18 Canton volunteer firefighters, EMTs and Fire Police visited over 30 homes throughout North Canton, Canton and Collinsville, riding on Engines 1, 4 and Utility-8. Canton’s ambulance was also part of the Be Safe….Replace fleet, but was diverted twice during the event, in response to emergency dispatches.

While many people were aware of the importance of changing the batteries in their smoke and CO alarms on a regular basis, volunteer firefighters/EMTs still found malfunctioning, very old and/or missing alarms that served as a reminder of the continuing importance of this annual campaign.