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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Laurel Rescue Squad Volunteers Deliver More Than Safety

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

The Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad will be delivering safety along with a pizza this year.  The volunteers have teamed up with the Laurel Home Depot and Papa Johns Pizza to reward homes in the Laurel area that call or make an on-line order for a delivery pizza and have a working smoke alarm.  Starting Saturday, October 24, at 12:00 pm, the Laurel Volunteers will wait for the first pizza delivery request at the Papa Johns Pizza at 13919 Baltimore Avenue, phone number is (301) 490-7272.

The volunteers will deliver the pizza themselves and ask an adult at the house if they can check their smoke alarm.  If the smoke alarm works – the pizza is free!!!!  If the smoke alarm does not work – the Laurel Rescue Squad Volunteers will install a brand new smoke alarm for you – free of charge, courtesy of the Laurel Home Depot.  You must pay for the pizza if your alarm does not sound an alert.

So it would make sense that residents of Laurel to test your smoke alarm now by pressing the test button on the front of your alarm.  You should hear an audible alarm.  If not, replace the battery and try again.  Still not working, replace with a new 10-year smoke alarm.  Remember to Hear the Beep Where you Sleep!!!  It's a proven fact that working smoke alarms save lives.  Have 10-year smoke alarms installed on every level of your home, primarily just outside of sleeping areas and one in every bedroom.

The Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad will continue this fire prevention effort for one week.  Thanks to the Laurel Home Depot for donating the new smoke alarms and to Papa Johns for providing the pizza.

Members of the media are invited to attend the inaugural delivery on Saturday, October 24, 12:00 pm, at the Laurel Papa Johns, 13919 Baltimore Avenue.

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