–by Mary Helen Darah
PUBLICATION DATE: Mar 03, 2020
The Sylvania Township Fire Department was one of 25 departments across the country to be awarded with 100 smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for the community. The alarms that the Sylvania Fire Department will receive contain a 10-year sealed battery.
The Sylvania Township Fire Department is the only fire department in the state of Ohio to receive this award. Sylvania Fire plans on working with students attending Lourdes University to help install the smoke alarms in the Sylvania community.
Sylvania Fire/EMS Fire Inspector and Investigator Shane Hillard collaborated with Sr. Barbara Vano, Lourdes University Director of Campus Ministry and Service Learning, on the project to identify social service agencies that could serve as liaisons to those in need of alarms. “We are excited to provide this needed resource and service to our community and to do so with the help of Lourdes University and its students,” stated Hillard. “The smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms will detect two potentially deadly threats. In addition to assessing families in need of alarms, systems will also be installed in homes and apartments that receive safety visits in the Sylvania area.”