Sheridan Fire-Rescue issued a media release stating that they've been awarded a $750 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation. The check was presented by Sheridan Wal-Mart manager Matt Gomke on Friday. The grant is provided by Wal-Mart’s Local Community Contribution Program to fund local projects that benefit the community. Sheridan Fire-Rescue will use the money to support their smoke detector program.
The release further states that smoke detectors have proven to dramatically increase the chances of escaping a fire in your home. Sheridan Fire-Rescue will provide and install smoke detectors to anyone in the City of Sheridan that needs them. The detectors have a 10-year battery life and do not need any maintenance beyond periodic function tests.
Homes should have detectors in each sleeping room, in the common area or hallway outside of the sleeping rooms, and at least one on every level of the home. For more information about Sheridan Fire-Rescue’s smoke detector program, or to schedule an installation, please contact the fire department at 674-7244.