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Wal-Mart Foundation gives $1,000 to GFD

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wal-Mart Grant Foundation awarded $1000 to the Greencastle Fire Department. Pictured with the check are Walmart Distribution representatives Rick Alexander James Marshall, Karrie Fulford, Tommy Baxter James Eystad. Second from left is Bill Newgent, Fire Chief.
The Wal-Mart Grant Foundation awarded $1,000 recently to the Greencastle Fire Department.

"We're going to use the money to purchase dual sensor smoke detectors to be distributed to the public," Fire Chief Bill Newgent said.

According to the chief, battery operated independent smoke detectors react well during flaming fires, but someone could be overcome with smoke before a smoldering fire sets off the alarm. Duel sensor systems include photoelectric detectors that respond quickly enough for people to react and survive.

"These new detectors cost three time as much as the others," explained Chief Newgent. "The Wal-Mart money will make a difference."

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