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Lifesaving Grant Awarded to The Columbia Fire Department

On February 15th, the Columbia Fire Department received a grant that will provide smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for senior citizen in Hopkins.

The Firehouse Subs Public safety foundation granted the Columbia Fire Department $7,885. Columbia Fire used this grant to increase the safety in the homes of senior citizens, by providing three hundred smoke and two hundred carbon monoxide alarms.

The Columbia Fire Department strives to protect and serve the community in which they fulfilled through the grant. “This grant gives us the resources to better protect the members of our community by actively trying to prevent the loss of lives and property through the use of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms,” said Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation’s Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications Jackie Gubbins Says, “Through the Foundation, we’re able to provide departments, and in turn the community, with equipment such as the awarded smoke and carbon monoxide alarms that they might not be able to obtain if it weren’t for our organization. It’s an honor to know we’re helping save lives.”

The Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation strongly encourages every citizen to increase their safety by having properly installed and working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their homes.  For more information on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as well as Fire Department installation services requests visit  www.colafire.net.

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