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Organizations donate funds for smoke detectors

By BECKY CRISSMAN
becky.crissman@cordeledispatch.com

CORDELE — Any firefighter will tell you that in an emergency situation a few minutes, even seconds can mean the difference between life and death.

Submitted Crisp County’s Interim Fire Chief Jonathan WIndham (center) accepts a $300 check from Lions Club members Mike Browning (left) and Tammera Sears (right)

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Crisp County’s Interim Fire Chief Jonathan WIndham (center) accepts a $300 check from Lions Club members Mike Browning (left) and Tammera Sears (right)

“That is why it is important for families to have smoke detectors in their home,” said Crisp County Interim Fire Chief Jonathan Windham. “Smoke detectors save lives and property.”
Two local organizations have teamed up with the Cris County Fire and Rescue to help provide smoke detectors to citizens around Crisp County and Windham says not only will they deliver them, but they will install them free of charge.
According to Marlene Kimball, President of the Crisp County Board of Realtors will be teaming with both city and county firefighters to assist in making homes safer.
“In addition to furnishing forty-seven smoke detectors, board members will accompany and assist fire fighters in the proper installation of the detectors in homes throughout the county,” said Kimball. The Board of Realtors donated a $200 check to purchase smoke detectors.
Also making a donation to the cause was the Cordele Lions Club. Lions Mike Browning and Tammera Sears presented Windham with a check for $300. The combined funds will buy over 100 smoke detectors for homes.
“We will do a Blitz on a Saturday morning and go door to door offering to install the detectors,” said  Windham. “We appreciate all the donors who have supported this worthy cause.”