Grant to Ga. fire department pays for 4,000 smoke detectors

The smoke detectors will go to Gwinnett residents in 10 communities in high call volume areas based on incident reports


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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services will be able to provide about 4,000 long-life smoke detectors to elderly and needy residents thanks to a $62,520 firefighter assistance grant that commissioners accepted on Tuesday.

The money comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency through the Georgia Department of Homeland Security. The grant requires County matching funds of $15,630.

The grant will help support a two-year-old Gwinnett fire safety initiative called Residential F.A.C.T. (firefighters and communities together). The smoke detectors will go to Gwinnett residents in 10 communities in high call volume areas based on incident reports and a needs assessment.

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