Oswego residents in need of a smoke detector need to look no further!
With the help of Eagle Beverage and Raby’s Ace Home Center, the Oswego Fire Department is offering free smoke detectors to owner-occupied residences in need.
“This program is an outstanding example of people helping people,” said Jeff McCrobie, Oswego fire chief.
Eagle Beverage kicked off its “Paint the Town Black” fund-raiser in early March, selling Guinness Firefighter Helmets at more than 40 taverns, restaurants, and convenience stores in Jefferson and Oswego counties.
All the money raised was matched dollar for dollar by Eagle Beverage and passed along to local fire departments in the area.
The Oswego Fire Department was given a check for $934 dollars. The department will use the money to help buy smoke detectors.
“The association chose to purchase smoke detectors for local residents in need with the money donated and contacted Raby’s, who donated 100 detectors,” said John Geraci, president of the Oswego Fire Fighters Association. “Raby’s was also generous enough to provide other detectors at a reduced price.”
“We are so glad to see the money raised with the generosity of the community put to good use,” said Dan Dorsey, Jr. co-owner of Eagle Beverage. “Being that this was the first year we did the fund-raiser and having such a positive turn out, we are looking forward to next year and raising more money to give back to the local fire departments. “
Those seeking more information on this program may call the Oswego Fire Department at 343-2161.