Firefighters offering free smoke detectors

GREENFIELD — Local firefighters and teams of volunteers will visit two Greenfield neighborhoods Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and noon to install new smoke detectors inside homes that need them.

The effort is part of the Greenfield Fire Territory’s second smoke detector blitz, which aims to connect first-responders with local families to talk about fire safety measures while also offering free alarms and disaster-preparedness kits.

The smoke detectors are installed free of charge, thanks to a donation from the American Red Cross. Volunteers will also test or replace the batteries in any devices already in place.

Greenfield firefighters plan to knock on nearly 500 doors Saturday in two neighborhood in the city.

The areas include homes south of Greenfield-Central High School sitting between Seventh Street and U.S. 40, from Monroe to Broadway streets. Volunteers will also visit the Candlelite subdivision along West McKenzie Road.

For more information, contact Greenfield Fire Marshal Brian Lott at 317-325-1505.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or