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Westport Fire Department Participates in “Operation Save a Life”

The campaign will provide smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to Westport residents.

Westport Fire Marshal Edward Zygmant loads up the truck with detectors. Credit: Submitted
Westport Fire Marshal Edward Zygmant loads up the truck with detectors. Credit: Submitted

Westport Fire Officials attended “Operation Save a Life” at the New Haven Fire Training School Wednesday kicking off the new fire campaign.

“Operation Save a Life” is committed to reducing the number of fire deaths and injuries, many of which are attributed to the absence of, or non-working, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The campaign is sponsored by local fire departments, Bridgeport Hospital’s Burn and Trauma Units, Kidde, Inc., The Home Depot and WTNH. 

Thousands of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors were given to fire officials for use in their community fire prevention programs. Westport Fire Officials are encouraging those with replaceable batteries in their smoke and CO detectors to check and replace their batteries regularly.

“On Sunday, Nov. 3 we change the clocks back one hour to Eastern Standard Time,” said Deputy Chief  Robert  Kepchar. “Use this time to replace the batteries in these detectors.”

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