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February 21, 2013

OFD participates in State Fire Marshall’s Office Smoke Detector Project

OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa Fire Department is currently participating in the Iowa State Fire Marshall’s Office Smoke Detector Project and recently received a shipment of 100 smoke detectors that are available to needy home owners. 

One of the goals of this campaign is to make sure no child in the state of Iowa grows up in a home without a working smoke detector. Another is to install working detectors in homes of low income elderly and the disabled.  Early detection and warning are key factors to the survival of Iowans involved in house fires. This program is open to residents who live within the Oskaloosa Fire Department service area.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

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