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Local SERVPRO donates 1,000 smoke detectors


SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph counties is at it again, giving out free smoke alarms. The smoke detectors are available at fire departments throughout Cass, St. Joseph and Berrien Counties.

Franchise owner, Kris Popp said a tragic incident years ago moved him to make the annual donation.

"About eight years ago there was a fire in Berrien County where the people didn't have a working smoke detector in their home and two kids died," Popp said.

Popp's own kids were around the same age at the time and he took the tragedy to heart. He says he felt he had to do something.

This year he teamed up with WLKM to do a live radio remote from Three Rivers Fire Department advertising the free detectors.

Cymantha White was at the Laundromat when she heard the announcement and came right away. She says her smoke alarms are about twenty years old and needed to be replaced.

"I think an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure," White said.

This the seventh year SERVPRO has donated fire detectors to fire departments in Cass, Berrien and St. Joseph counties. So far, they have donated almost ten thousand smoke alarms.


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