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Fire department to give alarming treats

Staff writer

Volunteer firefighters of the Peabody Fire Department and the Marion County Fourth Fire District will be giving away smoke alarms Halloween night in conjunction with the downtown Trunk or Treat event.

“While the kids are getting treats downtown, we will be offering their parents a free smoke alarm at the fire station just around the corner at First and Sycamore Sts.,” said Peabody Fire Chief Mark Penner.

There is a limit of one per household.

Penner also said that firefighters can schedule the installation of the smoke alarm if residents need help.

“This gift is in appreciation for the support we get from the community,” he said.

He also reminds residents to change their smoke alarm batteries yearly.

Last modified Oct. 22, 2014