For Immediate Release: January 15, 2020
Norristown Fire Department’s 4th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Smoke Detector Blitz
NORRISTOWN, PA –The Norristown Fire Department will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by serving the community of Norristown on Monday, January 20, 2020.
In partnership with the American Red Cross starting at 10:30 A.M., all on-duty fire department staff will conduct a neighborhood Smoke Detector Blitz on West James, Beech and Sterigere Streets from Stanbridge to Forest Avenue. Approximately one hundred twenty-five homes will be given the chance to have a firefighter install a smoke detector.
“Today we answer Dr. King’s call to service by stepping up to participate in this year’s Day of Service” said Fire Chief Tom O’Donnell. “It is a terrific way to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolence.
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