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Scott encourages students at Maupin Elementary to get involved with fire safety and smoke detectors

Tuesday February 14, 2012

For Immeidate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

In an effort to keep children and families safe, Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) has stressed the importance of properly working smoke detectors in the home at all times.

Her message went to a special audience: the students at Maupin Elementary School.

“This time of year, fires can easily destroy a home and take lives but there is a way to be safe,” said Scott. “Children might be our best partners when it comes to reminding adults of the importance of having a working smoke detector in a home.”

The Councilwoman was joined by Chief Greg Fredrick of Louisville Fire and Rescue. Other fire fighters were on hand to help children understand fire safety and to explain how “Call 311” can help any family.

The 311 phone number will connect a homeowner with fire officials who will properly install a smoke detector in a home. The students at Maupin joined in the effort by making “Call 311” signs.

“We are hopeful that the students here will go home and remind their parents to check their smoke detectors,” said Scott. “That way, parents can make sure the smoke detector is working properly or go out and buy one if their home is unprotected. It is important that every home in District 1 take the time to check their smoke detector.”

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