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Safe Community Project Zero and GRFD team up for a good cause

Press Release

Garden River Fire Department instrumental in getting Ketegaunseebee named as one of the recipient communities for the Safe Community Project Zero, which supplies Smoke/CO detectors to those most in need.

Congratulations to Training Officer Cain Nolan and councilors, Trevor Solomon and Tim Johns for helping Garden River Fire Department (GRFD) and Ketegaunseebee on being selected for the 2023 Safe Community Project Zero Campaign. Safe Community Project Zero provides selected fire departments in the Enbridge Gas Inc. service areas with free combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms for distribution to individuals in selected communities, with a focus on those who are deemed high-risk. This may include the elderly, people with disabilities or those with financial challenges. This year, Garden River was among the selected communities.

Did you know that smoke and CO detectors expire? Their ability to detect smoke and/or carbon monoxide particles significantly weakens over the years. CO/Smoke alarms should be installed in a central location outside each separate sleeping area, on every level of the home. Test your CO/Smoke alarm every month and replace the detector according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

As a recipient of the 2023 Safe Community Project Zero campaign, based on the population of Garden River, the GRFD will receive 84 Kidde Canada 10-year, worry-free combination smoke/CO alarms. The retail value of the alarms is approximately $5,000.00! Once received, these alarms will be distributed to the elderly, disabled and most vulnerable members of the community first, and then to other citizens while supplies last. Miigwetch to the GRFD for all that you do, we look forward to receiving some new detectors into the homes of those that need them most. Fire Prevention Saves Lives!

Thank You,

Tim Johns Jr

Garden River Fire Chief / CEMC


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