Smoke detector

LOUISBURG — Free smoke detectors are available from the Louisburg Fire Department for Louisburg residents who are age 65 or older and do not have a working smoke detector in their home, according to a city of Louisburg news release.

Smoke detectors are also available for senior residents whose current detector is more than 10 years old, according to the release.

The fire department received a $300 grant from First Option Bank’s Trusteed Foundations this spring to purchase smoke detectors and install them.

The detectors will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis, and local firefighters will install the detectors at no charge, according to the release.

A limited number of smoke detectors will be available, and the program will end once all the detectors are placed in residents’ homes.

Each qualifying resident will receive two detectors — one for the bedroom area and one in the kitchen — and they do not have to own the home to qualify, according to the release.

To receive a free smoke detector, call City Hall at (913) 837-2324. The city asks that interested residents do not call the fire department to inquire about the detectors, because the program is being administered through City Hall staff, according to the release.

News Editor Doug Carder can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or

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