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Posted on: January 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] NFD Day of Service


For Immediate Release: January 15, 2019

Norristown Fire Department’s 3rd 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 21, 2019.  

In partnership with the American Red Cross starting at 10:00 A.M., all on duty fire department staff will conduct a neighborhood Smoke Detector Blitz on the 1400, 1500, and 1600 blocks of Juniper and Pine Streets.  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.  

For more information please contact the Public Information Office at 610-270-0429 or 





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